Sunday, October 28, 2012

Summer?

After reading this from Richard I felt it was my turn to share our season..

Apparently summer arrived on the weekend....






The kids had friends over and spent Saturday afternoon in the pool..I knew it was hot because the ice melted very quickly in my Vodka.

Sunday was also the monthly IAM ride and the great weather stayed for the day.  9 Associates/ 9 observers and it was a great day.  Took a guy called Peter out who I had taken out last month. and it was great to see a improvement in his riding from last month.  Had a couple of great discussions on the side of the road and just really enjoyed the riding.  Feels great to be able to put something back into a sport that I have enjoyed so much.

23 comments:

  1. Pretty much the same as around here, eh? Yesterday I saw a couple of tourists down by the beach barefoot and pant legs rolled up, testing the water. Not sure of the temperature but it is pretty close to freezing.

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    1. Not sure the pool was freezing..but I was stuffed if I was getting in!.

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    2. Richard:

      Nope, wasn't me but I would have done it

      bob
      Riding the Wet Coast
      My Flickr // My YouTube

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  2. Ha, now we get to live summer vicariously through you Kiwis and Aussies! Looking forward to the season's photos, rides and write ups.
    BTW, I noticed how little brother hangs out when big sis has friends over, ahhh youth.

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    1. On Saturday night the kids were watching a movie, I went in to find Taylor on the couch by herself..Nathan had one girls head on his lap and the others on his shoulder, I am not sure the girls are coming over to see Taylor...Nathan, just like is father is proving a hit with the girls, cough cough!

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  3. You're priceless Rog :-). Have you tried the Absolut brand pear vodka for a change? It won't slow down the ice melt, but it's downright tasty, especially with a few crackers with blue cheese on. It's a tough life all right :-)

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    1. Geoff, I have at one stage owned every variety of Absolut, Vanilla is my favourite, I am done to my last 17 bottles of Vodka, so unlikely to get through the summer with getting some more..I will bring a bottle of "Mango" one down for you to try that is a goodie...and we can watch the sunset as we empty it...

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    2. By christ you kiwi bastards are doing it tough.....

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  4. I'm really not sure that the weather here knows what's going on. We seem to be getting a couple of nice days followed by a week of cold weather and we even got snow in NSW two weeks ago! At least it's been warm when we've been out riding.

    Must be great to see improvements in someone you have helped along the way. Glad the day stayed nice for you.

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    1. Gee brenda, same here, ;last week I was wearing linings and thermals on the bike, yesterday just T shirt and leather jacket...up down like a hookers nickers I tell you. But summer seems to be drawing near! Yah lots of riding and pool side BBq's and the very occasional drink!

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    2. Ok you guys:

      our summer is half a year away so post away and make us envious. We'll have our turn later . . .

      bob
      Riding the Wet Coast
      My Flickr // My YouTube

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  5. We are getting ready for Hurricane Sandy while you enjoying the pool and a glass of vodka, life's not fair ;-)

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    1. george....I only have two things to say to you..

      34 days..
      Alaska....

      Stay sfe, hope the storm pasees and it is not as bad as expected. We are watching it from over here.

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  6. Ah much better than the desolate sights of a snowy whiteout in the arctic ;-)
    Enjoy your summer and get a lot of riding in, it just beginning.

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    1. I will have a drink on your behalf. no need to thank me I am good like that.

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  7. You've got your own pool!!!
    Flash bastard!

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    1. Yeah..but you own your own push bike........

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  8. Ahhh Roger - you tease us so.....

    We deserve it after all of the summer pictures we've posted over the last few months.

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  9. Roger:

    Just imagine how you are making us feel as we look outside at our torrential rains, and we see you in bathing suits sitting by your pool.

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube

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  10. Good to see that you finally get to use that pool!! Wish I could be there to enjoy that. So strange...coming here in the winter. ;) hmm...will have to try the peach Vodka...

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    1. It is about time it arrived though...bloody weather, although I shouldn't complain after seeing what you guys just got belted with on the East coast.

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  11. Hey Rog,

    Just noticed Absolut mentioned on the blog. I have 3 more bottles for ya from duty free. Can't remember the flavors but I'm sure Vanilla is in there! Catch up soon.

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