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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mechanix


Remember this?


MBA, March 1994.


Wow. I think he’s blown through the full 1.9” of travel.


Mechanix gloves. The choice of mechanics and trades. Good for some light chainsaw work and a damn fine MTB glove.


Now available in a slimmer fit at your local hardware store (they also have a "classic fit" for those with broad hands).








Sunday, May 6, 2018

If Harvey Pekar rode a bicycle (and had more money but not a ludicrous amount)



The front room





Specialized ToupĂ© carbon saddle. Yes, it’s a road saddle. No, I didn’t put it on the mountain bike. Yes, I didn’t bother to take it off.



Bugger






I’m not alone on this



Hmmm...



Love this woman...




... but I’m not paying that.



Be honest. You thought about it.



Google, I have a question. How do I reach full potential with the cards I’ve been dealt? 



Never mind












Sunday, April 15, 2018

Walls of Jerusalem NP (12-14 April)











Trappers Hut
























































The West Wall

Cold, wet, and windy




Dixons Kingdom


Campsite on the morning of a splendid day of sunshine














































Top of Mt Jerusalem






















Solomon’s Throne






































Lake Ball










Turning of the fagus (Nothofagus gunnii)




































































Setting up camp before a thunderstorm


Windy morning and the campsite survived!


Anthony brings out the hot chocolate










Windy and raining on the walk out



Diary:

12 April (mostly wind, rain and fog) - walk from carpark to Dixons Kingdom passing through Solomons Jewels and Pool of Bethesda. It’s a 500m elevation at the start to get to the plateau.

Rains all night.

13 April (clear skies in the morning with clouds & light rain in the evening) - day walk up Mount Jerusalem and King Solomon’s Throne then pack up and head South to Lake Ball along animal tracks keeping to the edge of the forest (which lies to the West). Track resumes at a rock cairn within sight of Lake Ball. An unmarked campsite on a rock platform is located before the descent to Lake Adelaide.

Thunderstorm at night. Rock platform might not be boggy but is somewhat exposed.

14 April (strong winds and heavy rain) - walk out to carpark.

Dinner 14/4 - Stillwater, Launceston
Breakfast 15/4 - Seven Monks, Launceston
Album - May Your Kindness Remain by Courtney Marie Andrews