Sarina Tomchin

Sydney, Australia

Artist / Designer / Cyclst,runner,swimmer / mum. wife. cleaner. cook. taxi driver.

Wollembi Wild Ride

not so wild -packed enough food.drink & warm clothes for a week in case i got lost -but it was easy firetrail -nothing technical. i was dressed way too warm due to weather forecast being so foreboding. I don’t see another human until i stop for a pee and a 4WD drives past while i’m balancing precariously after discovering i’ve created a mini flood over an anthill of HUGE killer-looking ants. RUN!
Cycling over Magpie Hill i was once again glad i had protection as the entire Laguna Magpie community turned out to dive bomb me. It’s becoming a National Sport -attack Fatso on her bike.

we stayed at our wonderful friend’s Robbi and John’s farm -the old church with little theme rooms built off the back -we’re in the Karma Sutra room and the kids in Ye Olde English Cricket room (they drink copious amounts of tea and eat toast & vegemite becasue Robbie makes it like a little cubby house for them. We have a great time and John runs out to the veggie patch each meal and brings back a feast.
John’s doing the Round The Bay 200km ride down in Victoria in a week and his only training is running around the farm and he cycled down to the store once.He’s just a natural. He’s down the Race across America, Hawaiin Ironman…all the big, hard races and rides-he’s done it. The farm keeps him fit and he was a swimmer from his early days. His energy is boundless.
This morning there was thunder, pouring rain & wind so i didn’t get up until 4:45am – then discovered there were flashing lights & a disco going on downstairs on my doorstep…it’s just Tomboy -waiting for me to get on my bike. He bought those flashing lights for your wheels and looks like a XMAS tree -i’m so jealous. It’s party time on the bikes until he gets a puncture in his $170 tubeless tyres -I go on to Church Point and he slowly pedals home on his billion dollar flashing bike. He’s just bought a he,met Cam so we can start making all the bike movies i wanna make. yipppeee.

WORK; hmmm. just doing sketches up for various bike races at the moment before starting another batch of Apres Velo artworks. I have 3 boats yet to do as well.

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