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Cycling in Tasmania and, sometimes, beyond

In 2018 I was able to rise to the challenge of riding an average of 100k per week for the year.  

In 2019 I ride from Melbourne to Adelaide starting mid-March.  This went OK so I aimed to cycle 600ks a month, 6000k in 2019, in order to keep fit. This happened – although with the introduction of an electric bike mid 2019.

The task in early 2020 was to prepare for another Victorian Rail Trail adventure in March/April but then, as we all know, COVID-19 happened. We have re-scheduled that trip twice now, currently aiming at Feb/March 2023. By then we will be vaccinated, multi-boosted and covid may have mutated enough to not kill us or leave us breathless.

For 2022 I will be focussing on riding 100k a week, 5,200k for the year to keep fit for next seasons camping tours. I am also thinking about how to carry gear on Ernie the Bike E. Can I add racks or maybe a trailer? A question to be resolved.

Here’s how things are going :

Australia Day Ride 2023

It’s the 26th January – Australia Day. It’s the date that the First Fleet, loaded with 753 convicts and their children, arrived from Great Britain in 1788 and claimed British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. Unsurprisingly the First Peoples are not happy with Australia Day celebrations being held on what was for them – Invasion Day.

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