Thursday, March 30, 2006

M'Aussie Guy!

I slept like the dead for about two hours last night. I tossed and turned and fought the jetlag until I finally just crashed in a heap. I woke up a little ragged this morning... as you can see here.

(Handsome devil...)

I only had a couple glasses of wine with dinner last night, specifically so I'd be fresh for the product launch with the local retailers today. I wish I could say that was the face of a great night before... but it's just plain old tiredness. I've just ruined my whole glamorous image, I know...

I finally got out for a ride tonight too. Just like my trip to Montreal, I got lost in a foreign city. At least this time, the locals spoke English and not French (which I only understand about 10% of). I ended up on an almost two hour ride, instead of a one hour ride... but I ain't complaining. I had a great ride through the city and got great help from the very friendly locals. I'm diggin' downunder so far.

(Masiguy, Melbourne style...)

First ride in four or five days... and my legs were knackered! The first couple miles (kilometers), I felt like all hell, but I eventually warmed up a bit and felt reasonably good. Not great, but the lack of legs was compensated for by the ride itself. The Melbourne coast is pretty nice. My only complaint; they drive on the wrong side of the road down here! What's with driving on the left? It just isn't natural. In Melbourne, they have these things called "hook turns"; this is where you make a right turn from the far left lane! You pull off to the side of the lane, to the far left and then wait for the light to change to green for the other cross street and then you get to make your turn. Far as I can tell, this only happens on the streets where a streetcar/ trolley is running down the middle lane. However, it is freakish and scares the buh-jeezus out of me. I had to make one on my ride tonight and felt like I was going to be killed.


Ok, how many of the rest of you saw a clipper ship on your ride today? I'm not talking about the one on a bottle of Cutty Sark either...

Mates, it's off to bed now. I reckon I'll speak to you tomorrow.

Tim

10 comments:

Donna Tocci said...

Tim - thanks for checking in and giving some of the local flavor during your trip. Be careful of those 'hook turns' (Yikes!).
Keep the posts comin'

Anonymous said...

Knackered?!?

iheartbikes said...

You look pretty....

Recumbant Lover said...

Hey thats a cool jersey with pockets on the front!
LOL

Rich said...

Man that bike your riding looks like a real piece. And get a haircut and real job while you are at it.

LOL, kidding. I'm jealous bc I have ben at work til 830 all week, only 1 hour on the bike all week and you are in Australia fun stuff disquised as working.

haggisman said...

Timmmaayyyyyy!
The hook turn sign is the only thing worse than the maneuver itself.

And Admit it, A true Australian's accent is almost as foreign as French. How's the "chips"?

BlogBob said...

Nice

SA said...

Nice.....

Margaret said...

Enjoy it while you can honey, 'cause back home it is the Vomit Dog and Spastikids show.
Oh yeah, you forgot totake the t-shirt I got you that says "My wife is going to fly over here and kill you if you keep flirting with me." Should I Fed Ex it to you?
Have a great time,
Love Masiwife.

Souper Wookie said...

Hey.

That looks like the guy on my Masi and Canari catalogs.

Hmmmmmm.