The Loose Goose
Total: 489.0 km 2148 m; Dist: 80.9km (Leah), Time: 3:49, Speed: 21.1 km/h, El: 552m
We start the day on bike paths. Without fail, every year 6 am New Years Day is quiet.
Another quick 2nd breakfast in Busselton, then it’s goodbye to the ocean.
Hello to the bauxite pebbles on the shoulder, as we hurtled down the empty Vasse highway, crossing the Munda Biddi trail several times. (This is a Perth-Albany bike trail, but for fat tyre bikes)
Woosh, is the sound of the peloton as it passes.
Your friendly Directeur Sportif, ready with hydration.
Yes, Helena there really is a Santa Claus.
We arrive at the Loose Goose Shed, where there is a lot of stuff happening.
It’s well-known that Peacocks get bejazzled by European steel and lime cordial.
Inside there is Jimi
Outside so much to see,
so much to do,
so much to do, so much to – zzz
So much to see:
So much to see:
And note that this is “feet on my bicycle”. Not to be confused with “bicycles on my feet”.
So much to do. Helena rows Luke around the lake.
The hosts Grant & Laraine arrive to prepare a massive dinner and clean up afterwards. (Did I mention this is a great place? Loose Goose Nannup) The entertainment provided by Laraine rescued Wallabies:
We all take a turn:
Wallaby teaches Carol how to hop.
Eskimo Joe evolved through the path Carpet-> Freud’s Pillow -> Eskimo Joe.
I knew these guy’s were big, but I didn’t realise how big until I read that three of the original members started playing from Hollywood High School. And I love this song. Before they were famous. Fast forward to 1:00 in. Take that Rolling Stones!
“… goodbye, and we’re Eskimo Joe. And you’re all good-looking.”
Ruby Wednesday – Live in Perth 2000.
“I met a girl who would travel the world for free,
She told me her phone number, told me to call her at 3,
She had a Gran who she liked to call Nan sometimes,
That was a lie but i sung it because it rhymes.
Good bye Ruby Tuesday, i really have to fly,
Be back, a week from Wednesday,
Hope you liked the ride.”