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 (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.”
This was not a great week for cycling as the weather played up with rain and wind and general coolness. Who would have thought summer officially starts in just over a week!
Continue reading “Week #47. 2018. The end of Coffeeneuring”