Cycling in Sydney Australia
There's a new bike rental and cafe opening up in Woodford in a place that seems nothing short of perfect for it. It's located right across from the Woodford train station so it's really easy to get there from anywhere in the Sydney and Blue Mountains area. Whether you're a traveler looking to get some great riding in, or an enthusiastic cycling local that wants to tear up the Blue Mountain trails, it's definitely a place worth stopping by. With trail maps and spare bits and pieces to help…Continue
DAY 3 BRIAGOLONG TO ROSEDALE
Mild day and long easy stretch to lunch at Lake Glenmaggie. Though it's easy going, I am tired today. My NBL* today is about 55km - could be these tight niks. Strangely enough, my most comfy pair are a super-cheap budget line. Maybe I have a budget-line bum...
I've spent a great deal of time reading the backs of shirts. My favourite is Fitzroy High School - a nice combination of yellow, black and magenta, it reads "Burning calories not fuel".…
Added by Pauline Webber on November 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Day 2 BRUTHEN TO BRIAGOLONG
When you spend six hours a day on a blazing strip of bitumen, you quickly come to appreciate trees and grass, shade and water.
These are our luxury each day - to find a shady spot with little breeze and something soft to sit on.
Left town and again straight into a hilly run. I found form late morning, getting a whole long stretch at a steady 22km. I'm mastering my gear combinations and doing a slightly better hourly speed.
Added by Pauline Webber on November 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
DAY ONE LAKES ENTRANCE TO BRUTHEN
Day one dawned calm and clear, a contrast to last year when a monumental storm left 200 school kids in 2 metres of water. Barely out of Lakes Entrance we faced first hill but Malvern handled herself well. Gear changes were like a knife through butter. Rolling hills through pretty farming country to the beautiful lakeside town of Metong. Good coffee and a chance to share my salad roll with the black swans. Temperature soared and the hills either got…
Added by Pauline Webber on November 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Malvern has had a full makeover - new grips, pedals, tyres. Full detailed service and check (thanks Nathaneal @ Town Bike Pitstop). Riding home today I felt as if I was on a nifty new tourer. I'm sure that feeling will fade with the first serious hill, but it's good to know we're good to go.
Lakes Entrance Friday night. Ride off Saturday morning.
Last weekend, out on an easy ride without any goal in mind, I ended up at Brighton Beach, and so yesterday after a quick googlemap, I decided to head down to Cronulla, the National Park there, and back. I didn't actually work out the distance, I just noted there was a bike path all the way! I was expecting to be home in 60km... but still, I'm quite chuffed to have completed my first 100km+ ride, despite it being pretty much as flat as Sydney can possibly be all the way.
1. Riding @ night time is the best. It's cool, nice breeze, and I have the cycleway/road all to myself :D
2. Being able to ride my bike wearing my favourite dress is great :)
3. Epping Road is pretty hilly. I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to get there and back home :)…Continue
Less than two weeks to go to the start of the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. My training has revealed a radical concept - in order to be fit and energised, I need to eat less.
Less food, better quality, healthier.
The harder I work, the more my body calls for the best fuel I can give it. So I've taken a couple of days out to get the system sorted. No junk, no meat, no grog, loads of veges, some fruit, lots of grains.
As I was reminded by a Bike Vic colleague last week,…Continue
Added by Pauline Webber on November 14, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Beam me up `Bad Black` was somewhere in Australia. It was somewhere higher than sea level.
I think that might be a miniature cannon. :)…Continue
People so often say that Sydney is ‘too hilly, too spread out and too hot’ for cycling to be a mainstream form of travel. Well, as far as I can see SF is also all of those things – but there’s a lot of people…Continue
Well, it's all done and dusted. First Gong ride over. Some sunburn, a little cramp but overall fairly happy.
Some photos for you.
At the start line:
Loftus Oval Rest Stop:…Continue