Cycling in Sydney Australia
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The only thing worse than bonus kilometres is bonus hills. For most of the Sydney brevets I have some idea where I am but with Wayde's rides around Parkes and especially the all night Elvis Escape I realised I could have easily been completely lost. Bringing up the rear as I usually do I can't even just follow others, Wayde hung back a bit on Elvis Escape to make sure I survived the tricky back back road navigation, (more difficult as my bike computer stopped working so I did not have the distances to reference the cue sheet and it was too dark to see either anyway), but I have recently got myself a Garmin in the hope that I will at least not slow others down. Loading a route TCX seems to work as long as the battery lasts.
I suspected the Lithgow Panorama was too easy so if Wadye does make it a bit more challenging I will try it next year.
PS CUESHEET, CO-RIDER & BIKE PLANNER are all good apps (iphone & Android) that allow the loading of a GPX or TCX file and display the route with your location, battery life prevents using it all day but for quick confirming reference they are good. Co-Rider & BIKE PLANNER especially as the route is loaded on the phone so you don't need a connection and you can at least see your location in reference to the route line, like the Garmin breadcrumb.