So we are in lockdown here in Sydney at COVID central and not allowed out of our Local Government area or 5km from our house. Sounds a bit like Germany 1942 but worse. So what's one to do when your only allowed out for exercise and essential supplies and I have a brand new bike that needs some riding, but can't go more than 5 kms, hmmmmmm. What to do, what to do?
Well then seeing as liquor stores are deemed as essential services and I essentially need some essential service myself I've devised a devious plan.
So here is my challenge.
I have to ride my bike to every liquor store within 5kms from my home and within my LGA(shopping centres excluded) and buy one can of craft beer at each store, then drink, review once home and tell you about the new bike.
I also bought beers I haven't tried before except 2. Shouldn't be too hard, how many can there be anyways 4 or 5? Well let me consult the map. Below the blue line is out of LGA and out of red line is out of 5kms. Purple line is LGA.
Yikes! Well if there's one thing this lockdown has taught me is the fact I'll never go thirsty for a beer with this many bottle shops around, and this doesn't include pubs either because most of them are closed due to the plague otherwise there would be twice as many.
So off we go to the shops for "essential" supplies on the new Africa Twin. This should give me a good feel for how the bike will go around town in traffic(or lack thereof)...........
|Arndell Park Bottlo|
|Harry's Liquor Blacktown|
|Prospect Village Cellars|
|Toongabbie Liquor Barn|
|C&L Liquor Lalor Park|
|Oscars Liquor Seven Hills|
|Dan Murphys Blacktown|
Now the last bottle shop was Blacktown Tavern. They actually had the second largest bottlo of all of these but not one single can of any type of craft beer, and they only had coopers pale ale in bottles, no other types of craft beer. If you want garden variety bottom of the barrel VB and New this is the place for you. This place has never changed in 20 years. No wonder I only ever visited this place once. So I picked up a second can of beer at one of the previously visited shops to cover this dumps lack of quality beer.
So now it's time to check out my haul of essential supplies to tide me over during this lockdown. Who am I kidding, I'm going to drink them this afternoon.........