To begin :
Monday opened after the warmest overnight temp for some years. To our north, Melbourne had a minimum of 28°C while we had 24°C overnight with high(ish) humidity to get us started. I rode an extended Bishopsbourne Road loop out of Longford (20k) and then had a welcome cool shower. On the road were hundreds of dead dragonflies. Maybe the warm night drove them into an orgiastic frenzy and they were now paying the price!
Continue reading “Week 5, 2018, including an overnight Deloraine cycle/camp.”
Total for week : 132k Total for year : 365k
Vivente : 101k Brompton : 31k
The weather this week has been up close to 30°C early in the week and got hotter as the week went on – eventually we even had a 36°C day with a strong dose of humidity to flatten our spirits.
Early morning – getting ready for a day harvesting along Bishopsbourne Road.
Continue reading “Week 4, 2018. Including a “magic” ride”
Total for week : 110k Total for year : 264k
Vivente : 101k Brompton : 9k
Continue reading “Week 3, 2018”
Total for Week = 39 kilometres : Brompton. Total for year = 154
Some time ago I tried to ride the Tasman Bridge and got there to find the cycle tracks closed for maintenance. To bring Oscar (Maltese-Shit..su) to the Vets (3rd time to Bellerive from Longford – 200k away) this time we decided to assume he will pass the final exam (after cruciate ligament/patella surgery) with flying colours and so will be more mobile than before. This meant we could take the caravan down to Cambridge (16ks outside Hobart and on the Bellerive side of the river) and spend some time in the Hobart area.
Continue reading “Week 2, 2018”
Week total : 115 kilometers. 50% on Vivente, 50% on Brompton
The 115 kilometers were cycled sharing riding duties between V and B – almost exactly 50% for each bike. Generally the rides were local ones with the exception of January 7th approx 20k event in the Port Sorell area.
Continue reading “Week 1, 2018”
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. This 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 was to prepare for another Victorian Rail Trail adventure in March/April but then COVID-19 happened. We have re-scheduled that trip now to Feb/March 2021 when all Australian States should have opened the borders again and, just maybe, a vaccine is available.
So now for 2020 I am just focussing on riding 100k a week over winter in prep for some camping tours starting in Spring (late 2020). Of course until further notice, all riding will be solo or with one other only.
Here’s how things are going :