Cycling in Sydney Australia
Credit to Si for "Egocentric statistical nerdom" title.
A quick stocktake of my year cycling in 2011.
- joined Audax Australia (the long distance cycling club)
- dnf'd my first audax ride (rear gear cable snapped), completed 1 x 100, 5 x 200, 1 x 300.
- rode the 3 Peaks event in March (a ride that makes all the others seem ok)
- rode inaugural Canberra-Mogo Zoo2Zoo in Sept
- rode first 300km audax in Oct
- rode Sydney-Dubbo…Continue
I recently rode a charity ride from Taronga Zoo, Sydney, to Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo over 3 days in October (read more here).
After resting in Dubbo overnight I rode off on my own personal cycling tour from Dubbo to Canberra. It was a small "t" tour, staying in motels and buying my food along the way.
Zoo2Zoo 2011 Sydney to Dubbo (14-16 Oct 2011)
Day 1: Taronga Zoo to Mt Victoria via Richmond and Springwood (about 165 km).
109 riders started at about 6.00 am from Taronga Zoo and headed off through northern Sydney to Windsor and Richmond. It was to be a long(ish) wet day on the road.
We started in 9 groups with the intention of staying together in those groups for the day. Groups 1 & 2 were designated…Continue
A few weeks ago I participated in the inaugural Canberra to Mogo Zoo2Zoo ride. The ride was, not surprisingly, from Canberra Zoo to Mogo Zoo. We covered almost 200 km over two days (17-18 Sept) mostly on dirt roads or single track. A small group of 13 riders participated this time.
I rode my tractor. The tractor is a Salsa Fargo - a drop bar, rigid 29er. I stripped the racks and excess bottle cages off the tractor and swapped the skinny tyres (40mm) for the fat 29ers (55mm).…Continue