Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday - A for arduous

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Today I went with a group of cycling friends to watch the 2nd stage of the Tour Down Under. We took a short cut along an arduous bush track to get to the Mylor road to see the race. We are not competitive cyclists in lycra; just a group enjoying the fresh air and exercise. For some of us it was a training day for the Challenge Tour on Friday.

From Mylor we rode into Hahndorf to see the riders again; then a few kilometres out of town to a vantage point to see them on a couple more laps and then back to Hahndorf to see the final sprint to the finish line. The town was decorated in purple.

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18 comments:

ArneA said...

Never been to Adelaide. Should have during my many visits to Australia mid 90s. Only got to see Sydney on my business trips from Singapore. Had however extreme and arduous HHH runs together with Aussies during my stay in Asia

VP said...

Aah - looks hard work! Not ABC, but your site's bought back memories of our stay in Adelaide in Christmas 2003. Very Happy times :)

Clarice said...

Really? I believe you...others might not. Shame about the Lycra though.

Best wishes

C

hpy said...

Was it very (h)ard(ous)?

RuneE said...

Your picture sure illustrates you choice of A very well. Impressed.

mrsnesbitt said...

Looking at the picture I must say the road looks bumpy! Ouch! Lycra never seems to offer a great deal of protection!

so we could get an...

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

dot said...

Sounds like a great adventure!

DarylE said...

Australia is on my list of places I want to go ..

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for posting all that greenery.

Welcome to ABC Wednesday!

Sailor Girl said...

GO, GORDON! GO!!!

Paulie said...

Love how you used an adjective for ABC Wednesday! Interesting article

Ida said...

Good exercise. :)

Peter M said...

You all look bush whacked

Dragonstar said...

That is certainly arduous - but very beautiful.

Lilli & Nevada said...

wonderful, I have a penpal that lives in Adalaide who works at the university and he is a train conductor not sure what they are really called
looking forward to seeing more of your posts

Andrea said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of fun. Great "A" post.

bonnie said...

I LOVE Aussie bloggers. Welcome to ABC. I am also a cyclist so this post is dear to my heart.

Katney said...

Too cold in this part of the northern hemisphere to go biking. I will have to spend some time on the stationary cycle, though. I've chosen a differnt path for my alphabet offerings.