Emotions are much like mountains. The can seem like a tall order, be heavy on the body and sometimes be hard to struggle up.
The highs (peaks) & lows (valleys), the uncertainty (winding creeks in the valleys).
Once on a mountain one has to keep the throttle steady and climb the road through its snaking corners till the summit and descent; just ride it out. Doesn't the saying go "if in doubt, gas it out?!" Lol.
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(Ice. Something QLDers only see inside their freezer)
After weeks of waiting, premature departures and built up emotions, fatigue, cold, hunger, little sleep, bike damage & replacement, having to get to relearn the character of a new bike (thanks so much GeorgeO & Wheres me Boike for the support on technical issues!), built up stress & finally having to say goodbye - all added up. I was brought to my knees this morning.
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It was the stillness & eerie quiet of the of a -1 degree morning, with the warm pastel colours shyly pushing from behind a random Gippsland mountain.The beauty of the simple location, raw in its elements.
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I felt like the jilted lover, quietly sneaking out the back door (of Melb), and pausing just long enough to take one last, long look back. Having broke the rule of not falling in love with a forbidden place.
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But I regress: enough with the deep & meaningful...
For one last dash up a mountain yet to be explored/ridden lead by Nosoh: Rawson, Walhalla, Lake Thompson and the prettiest (iciest town I've ever seen!). Lunch and final good-byes and then continuing onwards & Eastwards.... Destination: Lakes Entrance.
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Oh, Victorians... You ARE spoilt by choice! I'll never forget this visit and I've promised myself it won't be the last...
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Day ended on a swimmingly good note - to be privileged to see the BIG nemo! Whoop whoop! Matching colours!
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Tomorrow not sure what route it will be...the
A) most crazy adventurous (Bruthen-Buchan Rd)
the sedately adventurous (Bonang hwy) or
C) the please wake me up Princes Hwy...?
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