Stats for the day – By David Colahan
Course:Eidsvold to Biloela
Average speed: 28km/h
Metres climbed: 1320m
Temperature min: 0⁰C
Temperature max: 33⁰C
Wind direction: Hard to say
Number of Photos: 1127
1 very large black dog
11 Very bad smells – no sightings
1 headless echidna
1 rat-like creature
Why is this titled this way?
Geoff Honey is one of this year’s new riders. He joined the group from Sydney so missed all the training rides.
This blog is what Smiddy is really all about– as Flooky said tonight at our Biloela “circle” at the end of the days ride; “Something powerful and magic has come out of the tragedy of Adam’s death”. The Smiling for Smiddy rides for the Mater Foundation are powerful and magic events to raise funds to turn the tables on the battle against cancer.
And there is Mel – Mel is blessed with three beautiful children. One of Mel’s dearest friends has produced her a “package” to be opened everyday – they each have a different treat to eat and a message for the day – yesterdays message was from Eleanor Roosevelt:
Anyway, in full and on time we rolled into St Theresa Catholic Primary School in Monto. What an experience, 100 Primary School kids cheering us into the school yard all with hands out giving high fives to all the riders as we rolled passed. Amazing!
2. Not being able to click your foot into the peddle when you start the bike rolling out with the group an you are one of the lead riders and
3. Giving high fives to a group of cheering school kids and having the front wheel slip out on you in front of the whole school! Now Jarrod Covey today managed to do just that. Rookie error Jarrod. (Fortunately no real damage was done to bike or rider – apart from ego).
This was introduced by the Dark Shark and Rowan with the basic sun care message of ‘slip slop slap’ coming through loud and clear. Six Smiddy riders with inadequate sunscreen protection on their face were ‘selected’ by the children and presented to the whole school. Five children then applied brightly coloured zinc to the riders faces. The ‘best’sunscreen face was chosen by the most amount of cheering from the rest of the school and the winner was: Flooky & Lachlan (his applicator)
The Sun Smart message was delivered once again this time by ‘Principal Paul Mitchell’ (one of our riders). The children responded to Mr Paul’s authoritive manner and answered all his Sun Smart questions.
Sharky then awarded his cycling jersey for the day and the winners were: