Seemed quieter than normal but it was another fun one.
Luke met me at Coburg and then we ducked down the bike path to Railay house where they had the BBQ going and Tate was lurking and chatting to my parents (who were doing a retirees R2W).
Velo had those really good natural tucker vegan slices and a giant urn of filter coffee from green park. Tate was backing the custard tarts.
Clifton Hill looked promising until Luke fell into the R2W rookie trap of ordering a ‘different’ coffee (a cortado) and then having to wait ~20mins for it. This created time for some amusing discussions about teenage fast food work experiences, and Tates eating abilities.
Fitzroy pool was the busiest stop we saw… and also where Jelmer met us. Random array of snacks and at this point we’d had enough coffee (that was verified as being good).
A dash through the CBD traffic gauntlet to City Sq where there was some weird ‘energized’ up’n’go’s on offer. None of the usual fruit buns, but bananas aplenty and BBQ’d egg and bacon rolls.
Luke denied us the amusement of seeing him ride the buller pumptrack on his colussi, but did have a dig on a bmx around it.
We got another photo taken (it seemed like people had never seen a group of bearded guys riding bikes before, such was the request for photos today… have they never been to fitzroy or BWK?) then decided enough was enough and work called.
Lots of juice around this year! Not the worst haul, but not up with the peak-snacks Blakey years