I had trip away to Melbourne for the weekend to catch up with some mates and do a bit of shopping. Melbourne’s a great place to ride, it’s flat, designed in a grid and it’s lot more bike friendly than Sydney. It not only has large bike paths clearly marked, it has great shops, cafes, bars and coffee. A mate recommended the “Seven Seeds” cafe which served up quite possibly the best coffee I’ve ever had. I know, big call, but it was amazing and I’m pretty fussy with my coffee. The food was delicious, the cafe big and airy but the stand out feature had to be the indoor bike parking. You could hang or park your bike anywhere along one of the inside walls, brilliant!
Melbourne has a lot a great features but it’s not really known for it’s weather, Tarn and I experienced every season in one day and what display it was. A beautiful warm sunny day soon turned grey as some ginormous clouds darkened the sky. We were on our way to Pony Bikes and just made it inside before the rain came down. This was followed closely by hail that was absolutely insane, some of the biggest hail stones I’d seen came crashing down all over the city. Cars were dented, trees were shredded and the streets were flooded, the accumulated ice, leaves and rain made Melbourne look like a giant Mohito which was fine by me, it’s my fave drink