Over the last 5+ years my calendar has not lined up with the FarRider’s calendar, so it was good to add the Tottenham ride to my calendar. From Canberra, Tottenham is about 430km so it won’t take much of a detour to make up the full 1,000km for the day. And compared to the longer IBA rides I can leave and get home at a very reasonable hour.
Walking out the door at 3:15 last Saturday morning I briefly thought about grabbing my electric vest but as it was going to be a minimum of 2 degrees C it shouldn’t be too bad.
For the next hour and a half the temp hovered between 0 and 3 degrees. Maybe I should have grabbed that vest.
I went in search of an old ride report from a Nambucca Heads trip in 2013 but couldn’t find it – I may not have written one. However I did find one from my travelling companion Russel (Rusjel) from that particular trip so I am posting up an edited version of his post in its…
It’s 3am and I’m sitting here at the servo, the BOM website has the current temp at under -1, the bike is fuelled up and the start receipt safely tucked away, all my warm gear on. I’m ready to head. Where’s Russell?
It seems that the rule for Nambucca Heads’ FarRides is to have wet weather gear close. Real close.
This is a ride report from Feb 2009 on my first FarRide to Nambucca Head in NSW.