Topical reading

I have been very quiet over the last couple of weeks as I have been watching the Tour de France.  Here in Australia the broadcast starts at about 8.30 or 9.00pm and continues until 1.30 or 2.00am the following morning.  Needless to  say my sleeping pattern has been completely altered during this time and the…

More Tour preparation

One of the SBS cycling commentators, David McKenzie, tweeted about a special pack that was being offered by the Bright Brewery for during the Tour de France. The pack is called Tour de Froth. Very clever as the pack contains 21 beers, one for each stage of the Tour. During the Tour it is part…

My favourite sporting event

The Tour de France starts in two weeks time and I am getting myself organised for watching.  Because I am in the southern part of the world it means that the watching happens late at night and into the early hours of the next day. I have received my ordered Tour Guide and have been…

Day 2 of Tour de Vines

Our second day started with a breakfast at The Alpine Gate Cafe and then off we headed with our first stop being Pepo Farms which is the only pumpkin seed production site in Australia and it was a really informative stop.  We had no idea that the majority of our pumpkin seeds are from China….

Day one of cycling Tour de Vines

We started our cycling adventure with a quick reconnoiter of the main streets of Beechworth and then headed off towards the Rail Trail and our first stop at Pennyweight Winery. We had a wine tasting session there, knowing that if we made any purchases they would be collected by Darren and taken to our final…

Tour de Vines starting in Metung.

This was our first stop on our way to a two day Tour de Vines cycle ride from Beechworth to Bright. A group of five of us travelled from Metung, over Mount Hotham to Bright, stopping at Omeo so I could tick off one of my wishes, to have lunch at the Golden Age Hotel….