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 was to ride from Melbourne to Adelaide starting mid-March. This went OK so I am now trying to cycle 600ks a month, 6,000 in 2019 in order to keep fit and be ready for another Victorian cycling adventure next Autumn.
Here’s how things are going :
At last. While the weather is still presenting overnight frosts, the days are getting warmer. The Equinox is upon us and soon we will be on “Summer Time” once more. All this makes for happy cycling.
Continue reading “It’s getting warmer”
Yes, it’s Spring at last. We are still experiencing early morning frozen bird baths but, with the sun rising earlier, they turn to water by ride time.
Continue reading “Two good Spring Rides”
This is a different sort of Wattle – an Ovens Wattle. Most of the Silver Wattle blossom is over now and it’s the turn of other varieties.
Continue reading “Odd Jobs and the Tweed Ride 2019”
Well, almost. Two thirds of the year through and my kilometre count for the year approaches 4,000. The goal for August was reached and surpassed so things are looking good for the last third of the year and hitting the 2019 target of 6,000 kilometers.
Continue reading “Back on Target for 2019”
After June and July’s poor performance I have to catch up in order to succeed in my challenge to self for 2019 (ride 6,000k). August has been a “catching up” month. This week has been a 199 kilometre week – how could I not get the missing kilometre!!
Continue reading “Getting on with it”
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with recent cycling. It is a sculpture from Strathalbyn in South Australia featuring one of their ‘sons’, Kenny Blake. A famous motorcycle racer who won 11 championships in the 1970s and competed at the Isle of Man. During his retirement race at the IOM in 1981 his machine aquaplaned, slid off the road and Kenny was killed.
This sculpture is a 1:1 scale model of bike and rider, made of motorcycle parts and tools but no part is where it should be. Enlarge the picture. Take a close look. See how clever it is. Why shown here? Because it’s a work of art. Why this week? I found the picture when looking through my South Australia photograph album on a grey Monday morning this week.
Continue reading “A bit of this and that and a name for Blue Magnum”
It’s still winter down here. This week has been full of days dawning cold – bird bath freezing cold – at 7.00am. By 10.00am the sun has thawed the ice and frost making it warm enough to start cycling
Continue reading “Off and into the Norfolk Plains once more”