Signs of spring

The blossom is out, lots of tui birds are flying around, the sun has been on show for a few days, its getting warmer and the scent in the air is diffrent…spring is on its way!

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Riding

Friday: Up Koru, Sally Alley, Missing Link and Aratihi then down Ridgeline, Ridgeline Extension, SWIGG and Starfish. Up Makara Road to Skyline Trail, along to Johnstone’s Hill then down Karori Cemetery Link= 4 hours

Last night: Up Sally Alley, to Skills Area then down Livewires and Lzy Fern Connector. Up Koru, Sally Alley to 4WD track to summit then down  North Face, JFK, Smokin, Ridgeline Extension, SWIGG and Starfish= 2 hours.

Getting my fitness up and the new bike is still brilliant!

O Canada!

I have a soft spot for Canadian Rugby so i was thrilled that they won their first game at RWC 2011 with a gutsy 25-20 win over Tonga.

Not only was it a tough match but it was played in a great spirit. Adam Kleeberger, the Canadian open side flanker deservedly won of the match, due to his amazing work rate, high tackle count and strong ball carrying. It was as if there were 4 of him on the pitch!

To be honest, they could have given him the award due to his amazing beard, which made him look like a human lion!

 

Wild Wellington

Yesterday the sky went black, the temperature dropped from 12c to 4c in a matter of minutes and Wellington got battered by a hail storm the like of which i have never seen. The whole ground was completely covered in it and it looked like we had snow.

More than 500 lightning strikes hit Wellington as hail pelted the capital and the storm that rolled in from the south about 1pm, cut power to hundreds of Wellington homes and made streets impassable in Wadestown.

In just two hours 581 lightning strikes – mostly around Wellington and the Cook Strait – were recorded.

Pretty awesome stuff though!