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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Challenge and rally day 4


And the winners are: Steve (me ) Seniors = over 50

and Adam (open)

Challenge and Rally Day 3

Lindsay, a very colourful Wagga local trike rider.

with a very visible flag.

Rob Leviston and his home made moving bottom bracket front wheel drive.

By remote control: Tim was stuck down in Geelong on Day 1 due to covid but had sent up the event schedule which worked quite well. As per instructions, I set up the shopping race, and Dome did the obstacle course.

Duncan Macdonald is into his 70's but competed with aplomb on this fron wheel drive Performer bike.

Michael Taylor oversees the shopping race: we had witch's hats, half full drink bottles, packets of chips, sticky tape, sticks and rocks as shopping. 

Domes setting up the obstacle race.

Duncan Shopping race

Adam Hari, Shopping Race

 Day 4 info follows


Early Evening: OzHpv AGM

And a bit later at the Rules club - that is Aussie Rules, a type of football played in Australia. We were there last year when I arrived by bike and noticed the football on a plynth.
This year's kitch is the neon sign including Aussie rules goalposts and ball.

Inside the rules club.


Saturday was race day 1 at the challenge, and William was up early and bustling about getting equipment ready.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Challenge and rally day 2


Duncan and Pete, Lake Albert.

Meet with Pete, start of the official ride near a bike track near the base of Mount Austin

Adam, Michael, Duncan

Adam, Jason, Michael

Duncan on Airnimal folding bike

Scout hall, William, Michael behind counter and Adam

Day 2 and we have a few more hpv'ers rocking into town. We shifted our bottoms a bit earlier and were out and about in time to meet Pete Heal for a ride to Lake Albert, around Lake Albert and back. Around lunchtime I managed to find an op shop, and bought a few glasses and a shirt - at this stage my fluoro short had been worn for 2 sweaty days straight. 

Now we're just back from dinner. Our fearless leader Tim is stuck in Melbourne with covid, and we are carrying on regardless, printing copious waiver forms, entrant lists and event schedules with Pete, Will and I doing admin, and Dome bringing the prize packs.

One more big sleep and we are out at the track, yippee!  

Admin corner with Will and Dome

Bike fettling corner with Rob and Michael

Op Shop haul, I found some of the vintage car glasses for sale on ebay here.

Day 3 story follows here

Thursday, November 2, 2023

OzHPV Challenge and Rally Day1


Will Reid and Jason Forbes

Caf break at Larry's

Steve, Will, Jason, Caf stop at Larry's Best St. Wagga

Mount Austin - I thought this was a flat park with gentle bike tracks,  but its hilly, wildly undulating, and some small bits of path are steep gravel.

Jason and Will, panoramic view

Local Newspaper article

I have been in Wagga for a bit over a day now, staying at a scout hall, and venturing out for a ride today with Jason and William - me on my bike, and Jason and William on trikes. What I thought from the map was going to be an easy ride through parkland turned out to be a quite tough trek over Mount Austin. But we got great views and there was a great cafe stop at Larry's in Best Street - the first place we saw after coming down from the mountain and over the train line. 

It was also great to get acquainted with this mountain and its accompanying phone towers. These are visible from all over Wagga, and having conquered the mountain I can now use them as a reference point.  Last year the Thursday and Friday rides were lead by Pete Heal and Lindsay Wilson, and started from the scout hall. But this year, I lead one ride, and a group of us rode to the start of the next where Pete Heal took over, so I'm starting to get my bearings. A bit.

We came home a much quicker way, through the town and fairly busy streets, and some gravelly bike paths. 

 The Challenge races start Saturday, we'll have another ride with a few more participants tomorrow. Regards Steve Nurse

Follows on to day 2!

Panoramic view #2