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In 2018 I was able to rise to the challenge of riding an average of 100k per week for the year.
My initial challenge to self in 2019 is to ride from Melbourne to Adelaide starting mid-March. Before setting any other goals – let’s see how that one goes!
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.
Continue reading “S36O – A trip to Deloraine”
The plan for the first 4 months of 2019 is to prepare for and then go on a decent, long ride. I have chosen to ride between Melbourne and Adelaide using an inland route. The Ferry will be booked shortly.
Continue reading “2019. A New Year. New Challenges !”
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”.
Continue reading “Week #52. 2018. A cycling holiday”
My 2018 “Challenge to Self” has been completed. Ride 100k a week or 5,200k in the year. OK I didn’t ride 100k every week but have averaged it over the year and I reckon that’s OK
Continue reading “Week #51. 2018. That’s That Then…..”
My 2018 Challenge to Self (ride 100k a week or 5,200k in the year) is coming along really well. I will have to press on next week though as after that it’s close to the Christmas / New Year period when not too much riding can be fitted in.
Continue reading “Week #50. 2018. Nearly there.”
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.
Continue reading “Week #49. 2018. First S24O of the season.”
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.
Continue reading “Week #48. 2018. Still managing the weather.”