I had a great day on Sunday out riding with my Dad. Heading from North Sydney up the Old Pacific Highway for breakfast at the Old Road Cafe. From there on to Wollombi for water at the pub as the temperature hit 38 degrees!! From there managed to barely avoid three wallabies hopping in front of us through Wollombi Road then to top things off came around a corner on the Putty to find a live power line had fallen across the road and set the bush on both sides of the road on fire!! We managed to put the fire out on one side with the help of blankets from a motorist's car before the police turned up to tackle the rapidly rising fire on the other side with his little fire extinguisher from his boot. He advised us to high tail it while he waited for the fire brigade to arrive who were already busy with the big fire near Newcastle. The best bit was every cop on the Putty Road sped past us toward the fire for the rest of the ride so we had the clearest run ever! To top things off I got home and checked my email to find I was the winner of the Shannon's Summer of the Bike competition and a brand new Kabuto helmet and Contour Roam 3 camera are on their way to my house. I've never won a thing in my life so pretty chuffed with the end to an eventful day on the bike.