Cycling in Sydney Australia
Just a link to the to the ride information document (pdf) for the Go Loopy rides this weekend. It contains links to the online rego, but more importantly links to the modified routes due to the M2 being currently uncyclable.
I may be doing the 300, but that depends on how much of a hurry my future son and heir is in.
I'd like to do this ride too. It depends on how fit I feel after 6 weeks holiday in Europe. Some cycling, but mostly on the Velo libre-style city bikes and flat rail trails.
The 100 may have to do for starters.
Good luck Box, 300 ks by bike around Sydney will be hard, but to drive a car the same route would be madness.
Audax is about self-sufficiency so you really should be able to navigate yourself :). You cannot guarantee that someone is going to be riding at your pace, although often there will be. So, you can hope that someone else knows where they are going...?
The easiest way to navigate (other than a GPS :)) is to print out the cue sheet and use the cumulative distances against the distance on your bike computer - I should have turned left at Alber^K^K^K^K^K 85km etc like so...
I also used to print out google maps of areas I was not sure of.
I have only ridden Pennant Hills Road once and that was on an Audax ride (3 distances - 100/150/200). All riders pretty much kept as a group on this road. However, at 06:00 it is quite enough not to be much of a problem if you end up by yourself. It is also only a short-ish part of the ride and mostly downhill so you will only be on the road a short time.