I decided a trip to Four Springs Lake was needed and, if I linked that with a visit to a new Cafe in Westbury, the trip would cover the weekly Coffeeneuring requirements too.
I came across a reference to Tommy Goodwin this week. Tommy was a Brit who cycled 120,805 kilometers in one year back in 1939. Carrying on to May 1940 he covered 160,000 kilometers, dismounted, learnt how to walk again, joined the RAF and went to fight for his country.
Tommy’s record stood until 2015 when Kurt Searvogel of the USA cycled 122,432 ks in one year. That was then eclipsed in 2017 when 24 year old Amanda Coker also of the USA pedalled 138,517.2 ks in the year. She also then continued on to blitz the 160,000 k record.
Here I am attempting to cover 5,200 ks in 2018; I feel rather overshadowed by these cycling greats !!
Interesting point. The rules for such record attempts don’t specify bike type. Amanda cycled using road bikes, MTBs and recumbents to get her record. She used the different style bikes to rest different muscle groups.
Sadly, some people dump rubbish by the roadside. The council’s are doing more to clean up and I do a little by picking up bottles to prevent glass from being spread about. I just wish the minority who dump would think before they throw.
The weather shut things down early this week. Grey and wet or grey and threatening wet is not conducive to riding. Later it got better.
Front picture “has the red light on the camera gone off yet?”.
When things bicycle go well, I can cope. When things aren’t quite right, I mostly struggle and scour YouTube for advice. I am not a natural mechanic.
Featured ride. Deloraine to Huntsman Dam.
This was a ride of two distinct parts. Part 1 – a slow push into headwind and then uphill. Part 2 – a rush downhill and then racing back to Deloraine.
Monday’s ride of the Magnum to the Ferry in Melbourne was documented in my previous Post. This is an extra picture of an artistically decorated toilet that can be found along Melbourne’s Southbank. It provokes the question – Is Graffiti Art?
Back in Tasmania, for the rest of the week the Magnum was my bike of choice!