I was riding along a bike track and just after an approaching rider past, I looked up to see a brown snake slither from the side of the track directly in front of me. Not having time to brake or take evasive action I rode over the top of the snake. It did make an angry sound and tried to strike me, without success. I went back to check but there was no sign of the snake, so no damage to man, machine or beast.

Cruising toward home with about 10k to go, hot day and into the wind. Saw a snake moving quickly left to right across the path in front of me. Saw it too late to stop so chose to swing behind it as I have done in the past. Snake turned back and struck at the bike, I un-cleated left foot and raised it and was looking at the snake, rode off the path into soft sand and went down on my elbow. Fractured Head of Radius, but could have been worse if he had bitten me.

Two Dugites warming up on the path. Extremely venomous.

A dugite I think

During my Saturday morning ride along the Roe Highway PSP, opposite Whaleback Golf Course, I came across  a Tiger snake making it’s way back to the lake on the course.  Being almost in the middle of the path and knowing the snakes can easily rise up and strike when startled, I decided to give it way!

Fast moving snake, hit it with the back wheel.  One way to get the heart rate into the anaerobic zone.  🙂

Need to keep an eye out for snakes now that the weather is warming up.