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:…
Added by Mike Stuart on November 4, 2012 at 3:37pm —
Added by Bicycle Belle on January 4, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Well, I did make it out for a ride yesterday, and given the time of year thought I should make my annual pilgrimage to Watson's Bay on the fixie.
Amazingly this is the first recreational ride of 2010 that I have done on my own. Ive been out a handful of times with friends this year, but not on my own. Strange to… Continue
Added by Dan on January 1, 2011 at 8:52am —
Well today had a bit of everything, we traveled from Tamworth to Armidale starting out in cold wet conditions.
We cruised along pretty nicely until we got to the Moonby Hill which for anyone that hasn't ridden up it is a lot like riding the bad way out of Woolongong towards Sydney.
Suffice to say when we got to the top there were a few thankful looks including mine.
During this whole climbing phase the other thing that was happening was the temperature, by the time we hit the top of… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 16, 2010 at 6:10pm —
Today was a shocker, we started out from the hotel at 7am towards Tamworth straight into a headwind, all good until the rain. Wet cloths and saddle chafe aren't a great combo.
Having said that the kms clicked by pretty quickly, there were a few stops for mechanical issues that our mechanic Paul (one of the owners of Cranks cycles) sorted out quickly, and a stop in Muswellbrook for afternoon tea courtesy of the council.
After that things got a bit tough, the rain eased off but the wind… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 15, 2010 at 11:12pm —
Well the day is almost upon me, tomorrow myself a 29 other riders will take to the roads of Sydney on our way north for some fun, adventure and hopefully raising a lot of money for a great charity. To date we have raised almost $120 000 and we are hoping to do even better by the end of the ride.The charity
supports Randwick and Brisbane children;s hospitals providing much needed support for research into children's diseases and care including… Continue
Added by David Taylor on October 12, 2010 at 8:38am —
Well, the tradition of wet long weekends continued last weekend, but that didn't stop me getting out for a bit of a spin on Sunday morning.
I met up with a mate, and we headed out west, towards Olympic Park. Now, I've ridden to Olympic Park lots of times, and know various routes to get there. However, on Monday we got lost. Probably too much yakking and not enough paying attention to… Continue
Added by Dan on October 6, 2010 at 7:50pm —
It's been a while now and to be honest progress has stalled a bit on the training. A new job, a new love and house hunting has left not much free time for the training schedule..
Weight wise I've sat at about 80kg now for some time so no great additional wins but no losses either. The next month is going to have to be pretty big or this little chicken is going to hurt for all to hear.
The training schedule kicks back off again this Sunday which will give me… Continue
Added by David Taylor on September 14, 2010 at 7:54am —
I was about here
when I seriously began to question my choice of bike for an early-morning… Continue
Added by Dan on August 8, 2010 at 10:05pm —
Well after much work and trying like mad to not go out and eat to my heart's content with friends at every opportunity I've managed to lose 5kgs in 3 weeks and getting the cycling miles up a lot with the help of Audax :)
Two weeks ago I did a 150km ride from Hornsby out through Kurrajong, Sackville, Pitt Town and back over 6hrs. Tomorrow I'm doing a similar route
hopefully in a slightly better…
Added by David Taylor on July 30, 2010 at 2:42pm —
Well it's a week down and on Friday despite the bad weather keeping me on my trainer rather than the hills I managed to lose 1.5kg and in general I'm feeling a lot better on the bike.
The diet is going really well, I'm very impressed with the quality of the food from the Diet Factory
though I'm keeping an eye on my weight loss each day to make sure I don't lose too much, sitting on about 0.2kg per day at the moment. As I was thinking on the way back… Continue
Added by David Taylor on July 12, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Ok so the clock is ticking and and there are really three things I need to do to get things heading in the right direction.
First I need to get my weight heading southwards and there's only one way to do that, fix the diet.
I don't know about you but I love cooking and when I think about what to cook I tend not to think in terms of what will be healthiest or appropriate, it's more about interest and tastiness. I love Moroccan, French, Italian, Japanese you name it, on top of that I… Continue
Added by David Taylor on June 30, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Ok so the story so far:
Late last year after much riding a good level of fitness and my first 200km Audax ride in typical form for me I announced to the world or at least those close enough to hear, that I David Taylor was ready for some kind of big challenge and would take on all comers.
Some short number of days later Tash fires me off an email with an innocuous enough link to the 1200kms for kids website
Full of energy and… Continue
Added by David Taylor on June 25, 2010 at 11:30am —
What a lovely, warm morning it was today! And I think it also there was evidence that the citizens of Sydney ate too much chocolate over the long weekend.
Why? The sheer number of cycle commuters out there today. There were just hundreds of them. It was a marvellous sight to see. I hope that it is sustained, and it's not just everyone waking up after a weekend of over-indulgence feeling guilty and jumping on their bikes. As I look at the number of cyclists, however, and look at the… Continue
Added by Dan on April 6, 2010 at 10:24am —
What a lovely day for a ride! I managed to get out for a ride this morning - first time since the little one arrived. The logistics are all a bit more complicated now...
So I met up with a mate, and we rode out to Mosman, and down to Taronga Zoo, with two side trips down (and up!) to Bradley's Head and Clifton Gardens. Then back in a loop via Lane Cove. A few reasonable hills to help work off the chocolate...
And, being a nice day, a… Continue
Added by Dan on April 5, 2010 at 5:28pm —
A friend of mine has just come back from Adelaide, where he spent the summer break with his family. He came back just a bit too early to see any of the tour, but his brother-in-law rode the open ride stage
, and had a lot of fun (notwithstanding the stinking hot weather and the headwind!). Anyway, he's fired up to do the same thing next year, and bombarded me with a bunch of texts about 'training'.
So, this morning,… Continue
Added by Dan on January 24, 2010 at 10:21am —
Went to the cricket yesterday. The Aussies were batting on day 4 and needed to get some quick runs to put the Seth Efricans in, so I thought it might be worth going. How to get there from Leichhardt? Bus to Central, walk around to Chalmers St, another bus to the SCG? Nah, ride the bike. It was warm and humid but not excessive so packed up the sangers, a drink, binoculars, hat and off. Cross the City West Link on Catherine St, left at Moore St, through Annandale on Booth St, left at Bridge Rd,… Continue
Added by Bob Moore on January 7, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Have done this ride
a few times now with LBUG, led by hill climbing legend Grant Rogers, as everyone needs a bit of downhill cruising now and again. It is not all downhill though, there are a couple of steep sections on the detours off the highway, where you lose a fair bit of height in the side valleys and have to climb back to the highway. But the ride through the bush away from the highway is very… Continue
Added by Bob Moore on December 1, 2008 at 2:58pm —