S36O – A trip to Deloraine

My last overnight cycle trip to Deloraine was in February 2018 (https://tonyscycling.blog/2018/02/04/week-5-2018-including-an-overnight-deloraine-cycle-camp/#more-80).

I also cycled one in 2016 as well – so it is becoming a traditional Tony summer ride. In 2016 I cycled using the old road between Deloraine and Launceston. This road is quite busy and the traffic flies along so last year I re-routed and went through Bracknell and Osmaston. I will do that again this year but in addition will start by cycling to Cressy. The roadworks on Bishopsbourne Road have caused this change.

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Week #52. 2018. A cycling holiday

Well, a holiday from cycling with only 43 kilometres cycled in the week. Instead we took the car plus caravan over to the north-west corner of Tasmania and stayed at Smithton for a few nights. Smithton is lovingly known locally as “Smiffy”.

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Week #49. 2018. First S24O of the season.

Monday was a day of wind and no riding.  Gales with gusts up to 90kph were reported and it seemed like they would blow away structures in the garden let alone a brave cyclist.  We got away with the garden intact which was good – no cycling time will be lost to extra garden tasks.

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Week #48. 2018. Still managing the weather.

A successful week but mainly retracing wheel ruts often discussed in these pages.  The main thing is I am happy to have had another good week distance-wise and am closing in on my 2018 challenge to self of cycling 5,200 kilometers in the year.

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