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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. ┬áThis 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 is to prepare for another Victorian Rail Trail adventure in March/April.

Here’s how things are going :

Internet Connections then a Ride

There has been a lot of mainland smoke over Tasmania recently. As you know, Colin and I plan to ride in Victoria in March and the fires are still very busy. So I hopped on the Internet and investigated types of anti-pollution masks available for cyclists.

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A puncture (maybe) and finally, an S36O

The Brompton is loaded into the car in it’s folded state. Then it is taken out at the destination, unfolded and made ready for the ride. On last Friday’s Deloraine ride I got that far, kicked out the back wheel to ready for THE OFF and found it didn’t feel right. The front tyre was flat.

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Heavy Going Still

The Spring winds this year are proving trying. Any wind over 30kph makes for a difficult ride and when in 40+ kph winds I am just not riding. It’s just not nice. This is, of course, slowing down my approach to completing the 2019 challenge of 6,000 kilometers in the year – but at 94% complete, I am not out of it yet!!!

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