I'm back home again after a quick overnight trip to Sydney. It was great to see my family - I can't believe it has been over a year since I have seen my brother (we never seem to be in the same country at the same time!!) and we had a fantastic dinner last night. It would have been nice to stay longer and spend more time with everyone down there but at the same time I am really happy to be home and back into my pattern. Although it was very disappointing getting off the plane to rain - after having such a beautiful ride yesterday in full blazing sunshine despite the dire forecasts the night before - and all the roads around here seem to be underwater which could make training interesting in the next few days!! I think we are still experiencing the outer edges of a cyclone somewhere off the coast further north - meaning rain and huge surf. Oh, and how good is it to travel without a bike!!!! I had forgotten how easy it is.