Cycling in Sydney Australia
HI in the middle of planning to meet a mate on the hunter valley city rail link and do a short tour.
Can anyone reccomend a good tour route from a city rail station? looking for either a coastal one or one without to many hills. Ideally with a city rail station at the start and finish..
Want to do a short 2-3 day tour now with plans for a longer one in the future. Any suggestions using cityrail would be much appreciated. (tried country links bike in box service but not keen to use it again)
Reasons being for avoiding hills.
Neither of us ride long distances, (especially myself) and 2nd reason is
My 2 main commuting bikes have SRAMS automatix hub on them, great hassle free commuting hub. but it only gives you 2 gears to deal with riding on the flats and slight hills. For any really steep hills im either out of the saddle or walking up the hill. I could rebuild one of the bikes with more gears for the tour, so hill routes not entirely ruled out. Another reason is, for this short tour we were leaning towards a coastal route.
Great link by the way, showing the elevation and distance in the graph below is really handy for planning ahead.
I have a winter commuter that has a Sturmey Archer S2 kickshift hub pretty much like Ben's bike and I have been wondering if a tour could be done on this bike. I have done some research using Google maps and the routes I have been considering are:
As I said I have been wondering if the bike with the S2 hub would be up to doing some touring so if you use any of these options let me know how you went.