No, dear reader, it is not time to hit "the reef". It is time to batten down the hatches as we have the remenants of Tropical Cyclone Marcia drop her bundle on us.
When I say remanents, I sort of mean it in a future tense as she is still a full blown Cat 3 cyclone that will intensify into a Cat 4 as she makes landfall at about 5am tomorrow(Friday). That is about the same time I land, or try to land, in Brisbane.
With rain predictions of between 300 and 500mm (12 and 20in) it looks like a wash out for mountain biking this weekend and well into next week. That is fine as there are plenty of bike paths, sealed roads and heaven forbid, the wind trainer.
So, pack your snorkel and stay off the trails. For those at the coalface around Mackay and Gladstone, stay safe out there and best of luck!