S36O. Longford – Golden Valley – Longford

1 route. 2 days. 2 maps. 2 sets of different statistics. On day 1, Ride with GPS had troubles finding satellites but on day 2 it locked in after a couple of seconds. I believe the detail for day 2 to be the most accurate. This belief is enforced by knowing that the ride to Quamby Corner caravan park was a bit of a trial for us trike riders (more details later!). Uphill for a lot of the way, we also rode into quite a breeze. It felt a lot more than 434 metres of climbing. On Day 2 we descended 593 metres following exactly the same route – that would seem a more likely figure for the day 1 ascent. Unless there were some unusual geological changes overnight.

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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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S36O – A trip to Deloraine

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.

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