Barometer

by Old Bone Machine

I rode the barometer this morning, my standard ride. This is the ride I do more than any other. The barometer is a test and a gauge of my physical well-being. My state of mind.

The route goes up and down and up and down again, along the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. I start at Upper Ferntree Gully, head up towards Olinda and then down to Montrose on the other side of the mountain.

I then turn around and return home.

It’s 45km, relatively  short but with 1000 metres of climbing.

Today I was strong and I rode hard. On the descent to Montrose, a Harley Davidson roared by me. I roared also and was reminded of the following Hunter S. Thompson quote:

Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

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