Bike helmets are good

Posted by: on December 4th, 2018

My helmet almost certainly prevented a very serious head injury…

Hello Friends,

Missed yesterday’s report thanks to some unplesantness involving my pushie.

On Sunday morning I crashed. According to my Strava app, I was doing 40 kph coming down a hill in Harbord – and then  I abruptly wasn’t. I have no memory of the crash. But my body and helmet tell the story. Along with a concussion, I removed myself from the lineup for a couple of months thanks to a busted clavicle. When I came to, I was near the beach parking lot adjacent to Pilu. There was nobody with me as I had apparently climbed back on my bike after the crash and wobbled a good block or so before starting to store memories again. Yikes. Anyway, got a chance to see the new Northern Beaches Hospital from inside. Lovely staff scanned and assessed your sorry correspondent and then sent me home with my dud right arm in a sling. Actually the arm’s just fine, it’s  the clavicle that limits movement.

Anyway, I guess the main point is: wear your helmet.

I haven’t quite figured out the picture  taking aspect of filing my reports and I’m not permitted to climb up to the crows nest atm, so I can’t give you an eyeball report on today’s conditions. But I can still check all the other data for ya.

As I laboriously tap these words outthere’s 10-12 kts of ESE wind showing at North Head, but according to the MHL data from 0700 there’s less than a metre of 7-sec south bump. So, we’re not missing anything.

Sadly, the swell models are not showing anything of interest for the next week. If they’re right, you’re in for short period and tiny wind bump at spots that like east.

Catchya again tomorrow and keep on smilin’!

 

Weather Situation

A ridge lies over the northern coast of New South Wales while a trough and associated south to southeasterly change have moved through the southern half of the coast. The change will extend along the remainder of the coast during today. Winds will tend northeasterly later Wednesday and during Thursday as a high centre, currently near Adelaide, drifts east over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting southeasterly in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 5 December

Winds
Southeasterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 6 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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