Easter Rides – Part 1 of 3
This Easter weekend I managed to get in a bit of cruising on the pushies (in between visiting relos and eating chocolate). I’ll cover the rides over 3 blog posts, rather than just do one massive post. First ride of the weekend was in Wagga, where there were serious floods only a few weeks ago.
The levee bank which protects the town has a track along much of it, which makes for great cruising given the bush surrounds and it’s also nice and flat! I woke up just after dawn, so decided to drag the bike out of the hotel room and take her for an early morning cruise. Given I’m seldom up at this hour, I had to take advantage of the gorgeous sunrise and get some pics.
These next shots are to try to give you some idea of the level of flooding. This first pic shows the water level during the floods.
And this next one gives you a sense of scale. The blue flood marker sign is high above my bike, which is probably already 5m above the water level.
The track along the river is nice and wide which makes for good passing, and there’s some interesting stuff like industrial ruins from the old Waterworks as well.
And a few pics of the damage caused by the floodwaters. This concrete section of path has been decimated.
And here you can clearly see how the eddy created by the seat and tree has ripped up the asphault.
Another stop for some pics.
And some more pics showing the extent of the flooding. This is the entry to the Wagga Beach Caravan Park.
And at rides end. Time to head back to the hotel for a shower and a clean up, followed by some bacon and eggs for brekky!
Ridden not hidden!