Our little town of 1500 people came alive as everyone got into the spirit of the ride, decorated their homes, shops and streets to support the riders.
It was a fabulous morning and we had a ball. Here are a few photos.
Old time police car.
Novelty Parade/Sponsor Cars
Lisa and Tyler. He was very well behaved with all the people and noises around. Yay Tyler.
You can see from the sky it was very overcast but the forecast was for a sunny day with a temperature of 30C (86F). It was cool in the morning and they started the race at 11.00 am. By midday it was pretty hot and the sun was out. Most stages are approx 145 kms (90 miles) and take just over three hours. On Tuesday the temperature reached 40C (104F) and it took approx 4 1/2 hours to finish that stage.
Some of our Police Officers were riding their bikes (but not in the race of course).
They rode past very quickly and mum only had her phone camera so not too many shots of them as they went by. Darn.
Fifty three minutes later they rode through our town again and we watch just down the road from our home. It was noisy but we didn't even care. Go Aussies!!
I was a little hot and had to sit down and watch.
After all the excitement, we went home for a nice cool drink. Mum was happy cause we were so well behaved. We aren't used to so many people and cars and different noises. There were even helicopters flying around.
The lady who lives just down the road from us and is about 85 said hello to us and gave me really good scratches with her little gnarly hands. It felt so good and mum was proud that I was gentle and let her pat me. I wanted to have a chew on the handle of her walker but mum said no. Rats, I thought she would like a reminder of me.
Well that was our excitement for the next year hehehe. See ya folks.
No worries, and slobbers, Rory and Stella
P.S. Mum thought she could get me off the lounge chair (cause I'm not allowed on), by turning on the vaccum cleaner. He hehe
I didn't even care. Boo hoo, I had to get off anyhow.
My sissy looking rascally as ever.