THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE: SALLY’S RIDE (100KM)

Last Sunday I headed north to take on the 100km Sally’s Ride. Tony also rode (the 45km route) on his ‘bent and you can read his post here. All the proceeds from this Charity Ride go to much deserving local charities. Many of the State’s strongest riders turn up to hammer the metric century route … Continue reading "THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE: SALLY’S RIDE (100KM)"

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Tasmanian Coffeeneuring #4. The Country Bakehouse, Perth

The day for Coffeeneuring dawned very windy, stormy and without power due to electrical cells in the storms.  Only a short ride then. But where?  Ah, there’s a new Bakehouse in Perth and a new bit of track at the end of the the Breadalbane to Perth shared track to try, so starting at Devon … Continue reading "Tasmanian Coffeeneuring #4. The Country Bakehouse, Perth"

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Rounding out August

The guys and I managed a ride last Saturday on the first day that felt like spring. It wasn’t far or fast, but it was a ride. The flies and magpies were absent, so we enjoyed the time without the annoyances that come as spring progresses. Read more here: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2018/09/01/plan-b-august-ride-2-kooringal-and-canola/

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How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style

Cycling the Capital City Trail in and around Melbourne I came across this old, rusty bicycle thrown in the river.  The waterway may be part of the Yarra but I am not sure of the geography. The trail was passing through an interesting area running under the Westgate Bridge, two train tracks, other roads and … Continue reading "How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style"

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Brompton on a “Bridge cross the Mersey”, Tasmania

This 1970’s style concrete road bridge is not as romantic as “Ferry Cross The Mersey” by Gerry and the Pacemakers but it got me from West to East Devonport.  While crossing I didn’t sing “Ferry C T Mersey” much to everyone’s relief. Devonport is big on petroleum and bunker fuel imports.  It smells very rich. … Continue reading "Brompton on a “Bridge cross the Mersey”, Tasmania"

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CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson

My weekday morning routine is pretty standard. Wake up early, bowl of porridge for breakfast, get ready, then wheel the Ninja out of the garage for a blast into the office. I plan my departure time depending on how long I want to be out cycling before work. There’s nothing like and hour’s sunrise pedalling … Continue reading "CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson"

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Cycle Life Challenge 3: Planes, trains and….camels and horses

Alas another gloomy day, about 25 celsius with some sunny breaks. I headed down the Zig Zag to see my friends at Kenwick who were involved in a horse dressage event. Kenny Wildhog is retiring with a golden handshake as his employer is rationalising its operations to Melbourne, a familiar story around WA at the … Continue reading "Cycle Life Challenge 3: Planes, trains and….camels and horses"

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Plan B – March Ride 3 – CLC Ride 3 – Lonesome Pine(s)

….I’m riding into a 10 kph northeasterly. The wind is light enough, though, that the farmers are all taking advantage of the conditions to burn off stubble. On the horizon in every direction are plumes of dark smoke or long lines of bluish haze. Where larger burns are taking place, a dark pink cloud hangs … Continue reading "Plan B – March Ride 3 – CLC Ride 3 – Lonesome Pine(s)"

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Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy (CLC Ride 2)

It has become apparent that I cannot push myself very hard at all yet, or I end up feeling really crummy for extended periods after stressing my body. After the last big ride 2-4 March, and then day surgery procedures on 8 March, it was only Thursday of this past week (15 March), that I … Continue reading "Plan B – March Ride 2 – Taking it easy (CLC Ride 2)"

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CLC2018 Ride 2: Cycleway to Sweet Sassafras

Following alongside the now-disused railway track, the Hobart Innercity Cycleway makes for a great car-free cycle from the waterfront along the Derwent River up to Claremont and back. From my office, it’s a relatively flat 32km (~20 mile) return trip of wide and smooth purpose built concrete path. Sunrises and cycles. Repping in my Woking CC … Continue reading "CLC2018 Ride 2: Cycleway to Sweet Sassafras"

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