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 :
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.
Continue reading “A puncture (maybe) and finally, an S36O”
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!!!
Continue reading “Heavy Going Still”
The strong winds are still with us – and probably will be for a few more weeks yet. Nevertheless, I am closing in on my 2019 cycling challenge of 6,000 kilometers in the year,
Continue reading “Fighting and Using the Wind”
The past couple of weeks have been quite windy. The wind has brought cold temperatures and rain too so, unlike New South Wales, Queensland and now South Australia, Tasmania is not on fire, yet.
What with the weather, medical appointments and our 50th wedding anniversary, there has been reduced riding.
Continue reading “The Roaring Forties are in”
The Fly12 combined front light and camera squeaked itself to death. It had been playing up for some time – not holding it’s charge well. Then, one day on the ride out past Nile, it started a cheeping noise – like a very small nearly dead bird. It would not stop until eventually it karked it on the kitchen bench top.
Continue reading “Irony? An old man with an action camera?”
It took some hours to find all my camping equipment that had been stored in cupboards to overwinter after our return from South Australia. Yes, it’s been that long since I camped out with a trike.
Continue reading “1st S24O ride in Spring 2019”
2019 is 75% done. Annual Challenge is 75% done. That means I have caught up and here we go with the last quarter of the year.
Continue reading “Challenges on Schedule”