Cycling 44:00  17.0 km (2:35 / km)
Had a speaking engagement this morning out at Pakenham so decided to take the bike out to test out whether I could ride without any injury issues (answer: basically yes). Wanted to make sure I missed the squall lines so was happy when the first one went through about 10 minutes before I started (still breezy - tail out, head back - but not as bad as it would have been for much of the day). Felt pretty good.
This is unexplored territory for me, although it was a road (out towards Nar Nar Goon) which I wouldn't have been comfortable on in traffic any heavier than 8.45 Sunday; the back roads around here are mostly dirt, Cardinia Shire having to put too many resources into playing catch-up on outer suburban growth to put any into paving rural roads. My turnaround point gave me the chance to put a "face" to a familiar name, Chairo Christian School (they usually had the stand across from us when I was running the Bureau stand at the Gippsland Field Days); their middle-of-nowhere location was presumably chosen because
someone had a vision of the Lord on the spot the land was cheap. Did some more exploring of unexplored territory on the way home by going via Cockatoo and the Dandenongs; the only times I can remember going to Emerald were for the Puffing Billy race and Nigel Aylott's funeral, and I hadn't been east of Emerald at all.
Late in the day was a moment which showed that sometimes professional sport isn't all that professional: one of the goal nets became detached, and was fixed by someone lifting up Kostas Barbarouses to the crossbar with a roll of electrical tape (while the crowd sang, to the Bob The Builder tune, "Barbarouses! Can he fix it?").