So it's that time of the year again. The traffic is backed up, tempers are flaring and horns are honking. Yep, Clipsal is here again!
So far, I have been lucky. Year before last I worked down Portrush Road do missed the gridlock (no pun intended). Last year we were in New Zealand for Clipsal. But this year! This year, I am working the next street over!
As far as I can see there may be some advantage to that. One, I will hear the racing, and the jets flying over. Free of charge. Two, the boss lives practically overlooking the track. If I play my cards right he may invite us over for a wine tasting? Not likely but wishful thinking.
Three, well, if I walk down the end of the street behind work I will come out behind the grandstands. If I am lucky I may get to hear the cars roaring past at the right moment. I would have liked to send Him to the racing this year. But sadly, finances are so tight we just can't. Sad but true.
I love the atmosphere though. Even the drivers rate it as one of the best races on the circuit. Well done Adelaide. Just another reason we love it here. This year, too, it's actually cold. It will be warm for the racing though, and dry. Yes, we have had a few drops of rain lately! The weekend will see the return of hot weather, but not the same as last year's temperatures though. And this year they put covers on all the grandstands.
Well, I will have to find an alternate route to work for the rest of the week. Sigh. Closing one of the main thoroughfares is not really smart... the build up is horrid. Lets see what tomorrow brings...