Living in a Loop

Melbourne is once again back into lockdown. This would be our 5th lockdown. I feel like living in a loop, going around and round unable to get out of the cycle. Melburnians have already spent around 205 days (i.e. ~29 weeks) in this kind of loop, with no more than 5km from home, only allowed to leave home for essentials like getting food/medicine, only 2 hours of outdoor exercise is allowed, work from home, no visitors at home and many other restrictions. One would think that it would get easier after already spending more than half a year collectively living like this but it is not, it is getting harder and harder to bear.

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The Great South West | Albany to Perth | Australia

840km +5500m elevation gain 10 riding days from Albany to Perth! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜

Making up for lost time from 2020, this tour was meant for 2020 but Covid happened. And had another scare too – Almost had to cancel this tour because of a Covid scare in Perth, WA just one week before the tour was scheduled to start! Very thankful that there were only 1-2 cases and the snap 3-days lockdown by WA government clamped down the spread of the virus to the wider community. The lockdown was lifted 4 days before my flight πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

It was another incredible journey and very grateful for every minute of it! As always, thank you to All Trails team, Richard and Lou, for their amazing support and tireless work to make this trip happened. We made them ran around (literally) especially so on Day 9 from Dunsborough to Bunbury when all 20 of us were scattered everywhere πŸ˜… Very thankful for their patience.

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