The end of summer

Overnight, the calendar turned to March. Down here in the southern hemisphere, that means we’ve also turned the page on Summer 2021/2022. Yep. It’s officially Autumn. The mornings have started to develop a slight chill and the keen eye would have noticed shadows growing longer earlier in the evenings. Those long, warm summer nights are on the way out.

I’m not complaining. Summer 2021/2022 has been grand.

A few highlights from this summer include a trip to Melbourne, plus going to Adelaide for the Tour Down Under with FulGaz. Getting on a plane for the first time ages and heading interstate was a little unnerving at first, but a real blast to travel and ride some fresh tarmac!

There have been SO many good rides here at home this summer too, including a bumper December where I completed the Festive 500 Challenge to top off a big year in the saddle.

While the miles themselves have been great, it’s the people I’ve ridden with who have really made this a top summer on two wheels. Rolling with a great bunch, sharing the workload, chatting into the breeze, debriefing over coffee, it really does make you grateful to be alive and healthy. So a massive thank you to everyone I’ve shared saddle time with over the past few months!

While the first signs of Autumn are in the air, I’m sure there will still be plenty of short sleeve weather left before winter hits. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re likely getting a small taste of summer yet to come. You’ve been hitting the indoor trainer hard, keeping your “summer bike” tuned up, ready to hit the road for your own summer of big miles and even bigger smiles.

Keep those wheels turning and the rubber side to the road!

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