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.Continue reading “S36O. Longford – Golden Valley – Longford”
There is a good Cafe at Poatina. It does a very tasty Lamb and Mint sausage roll which goes well with their coffee, so Colin and I decided to ride there on Saturday. There-and-back would be a lengthy trip, so we asked our beloveds to meet us up there, bringing the cars for the return.Continue reading “A late Summer ride to Poatina”
Richmond to Hobart.
I had a good night’s sleep after sticking with some modifications to my arm position. While my shoulder is gradually feeling much better, it had a bad night the first night of the tour. I just could not get comfortable. 3 nights into the tour and all was good.Continue reading “Longford to Hobart. Leg 4.”
Oatlands to Richmond
This post is a day late. By the time we arrived in Richmond we were quite tired and then had to fight the wind to set up tents, cook tea etc. So the blog took second place to a nice quiet book read!Continue reading “Longford to Hobart. Leg 3”
Ross to Oatlands. 40k. Uphill.
The day dawned cloudy but in the 20s after a hot, humid night. We were out and about early, packed up and breakfasted quickly and were on the road just after 8am.Continue reading “Longford to Hobart. Leg 2”
Longford to Ross. A short tour to start building some stamina before our March Victorian trip.Continue reading “Longford to Hobart. Leg 1”
We plan to ride to Hobart in a couple of weeks and it was necessary to do an overnighter to test Colin’s new ideas for carrying gear. Well, that and do a decent ride to build some stamina after a lazy few weeks.Continue reading “Back to Liffey Falls”