August 02, 2005

Bike Challenge


Your humble scribe has finally emerged from many long months, even years, of agony thanks to the skills of young Ravi, an Indian physiotherapist fairly new to Tasmania, who happens to work just round the corner from the new world headquarters of Leatherwood Online.

Within six short weeks he has prodded, taped, manipulated and massaged the right knee and transformed it from a swollen mass that had been unsuccessfully treated with cortisone, painkillers galore, and even courses of antibiotics to no avail, into a working joint.

A joint that can once again face the delights of the Inter-city Bike Track linking Hobart to its northern neighbours.

The challenge is now to get back into the routine of biking the length of the track and return (about 25km) at least four times a week as the weather gets colder. We will keep you informed.

Hugging the Derwent River and following the once-busy rail line it winds its way through Cornelian Bay, New Town, Moonah and on to Glenorchy, ending appropriately for thirsty bicyclists near Moorilla Vineyard.

Our photograph above shows one of the underpasses that has been creatively embellished through a work-for-the-dole scheme. Below is its counterpoint on the rail line side.



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