"The 4 wheel pedal car pulled out at Berlwra, I think because of concerns about the brakes on the steep descents. My rear derailleur cable (11 month old Dura Ace) broke around Mt Kuringai. Made for tough climbs. Made the baths by 6 but the cafe…"
"My suggestion for someone planning on PBP 2023 is do Perth Albany Perth the year before. Do a super series leading up to that. In my experience rides over about 250km are mainly psychological challenges. PAP gives you the confidence to know it…"
"Typing this from a hilltop planina in the Slovenian Alps. Hugh Spear was collected by another cyclist in the first hour and ended up in a ditch with a broken collarbone :-(. Jonathan Paige I think pulled out at Carhaix but I don't know the…"
"Maintaining motivation is straight forward. Next year is a Great Southern year. Early entry to LEL has just opened for the next year and then of course there is Perth Albany Perth following that. To paraphrase a famous poem " Look on my works…"
"I pulled the pin at Richmond. I was cold and wet and running out of time. McDonalds was warm and dry and appeared the height of sophistication. It had the added benefit of being next to the train station. The 38mm tyres were noticeably slower all…"
"And of course it is cold. Tim's rides are the only ones I take "survival equipment" in the form of a cigarette lighter so I can light a fire if everything goes pear shaped in the middle of the night.
"I did the Festum 600 last year. Both Andrew and Bhanu are much stronger riders than me so it clearly is possible for either of you. It’s the 400 that is impossible. Tim talked me out of that one as all the difficult dirt is in the dark. Wheeny…"
Audax rides are non-competitive long distance tours by bicycle, called "randonnees". The challenge of Audax is not in racing, but in riding at your own pace. Rides are open to all reasonably fit riders - non-Audax members are most welcome to join.