Thanks for the "kind" treatment Commi
As mentioned, Commi and I went looking for that elusive cafe in Franganastan and came across a promising sounding "Viking Bakery" choicest bakery products for all good Norse Gods
But the question begged...do they serve coffee? There was no obvious Gaggia visible from what we could see outside - and based on the Bermuda Triangle-like myth of the mysterious vanishing power of various bike parts and accessories in this neck of the woods, I virtually wheeled my steed through the bakery doors to inquire as to whether they made coffee. In the meantime, Commi was heading up the street to the next cafe to inquire about same caffeinated material. I got an affirmative reply and in my haste to let Commi know about our good fortune - I found that my legs didn't wish to stay beneath my body and shot out in all directions. The only thing saving my face from hitting the path was that I was still hanging on to the bike...was it a slippery footpath? Was it those mysterious forces trying to wrestle my cycle computer from my handlebars? Who knows? I do know that I tap-danced and semi-skated to the other side of the footpath. Once all that was done with...the bakery makes a nice coffee and there's more carbs in there than you can shake a bidon at!
And they have custard tarts!
As for the ride...the roads were quiet, we made a reasonable morning of it. I clocked up 68.00km for the morning at a very comfy pace. I'm looking forward to riding beyond Franganastan in the near future and I really hope the weather for the ATB is something near what we had today (maybe a bit warmer...anything over 30kmh and my head started to freeze - need to buy a buff).
Also - one more observation for the day - as you trundle through the bayside suburbs...particularly Mordialloc...there's lots of "car-prang" glass. But in Franganastan, most of the glass seems to be brown beer bottles. What's with that? You can't see it until you're on top of it and then you just keep a keen ear out for a telltale hissssssss.
But we were lucky...no punctures for us...though there was a lot of that sort of roadside repair going on along the road.