A day of excitement and Drama

I really haven't had too much time to get to the sewing machine this week. Probably only 5 or 6 hours or so.

'Business' and Grandies have been the recipients of my time.

We had a major event in our small town of Aldgate yesterday as the "Tour Down Under" bike race speed past six times.

Its a huge event and with a front row seat through our business it was a family affair too.

Even baby Jaya came and slept in the trailer of the 4X4.

The town was decorated in orange and blue, and thousands  of people lined the winding streets through the Adelaide Hills, its one of the best bike races in the world and our city does it well.

IMG_6336I was rather taken with the orange draped trees.

I've filmed it almost each year its been in our town. Actually its hard to photograph. but I managed a few interesting shots.

The weather was hot, over 100 degrees and you have to admire the riders for their physical strength and tenacity.

People were there from all over the world to rub shoulders with the locals, the music played, children were given lots of presents and give a ways and the town added entertainment in the small park opposite our office.


The restaurant next door cooked a huge paela.





I was standing in the middle of the event on a small island as the riders rushed past. Suddenly there was sickening noise as one of the riders clipped the curb and crashed into a walkway safety barrier. His helmet was crushed and he remained unconscious for a short  time. I was fearing the worst.


I'm unable to find who the rider is, but he's an American competitor.

It was a spectacular event, the excitement and drama added to a wonderful day.

But at the end of it all, it was time for a cool off with Pizza and a swim.

Delightful. Delightful but I couldn't work last night.



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