Shhhhh …. My 2018 Challenge is going well

My 2018 challenge is to ride 100 k each week.  This changed to 5,200 k in the year (average 100k) after some weeks not making the 100.

2 weeks and 161 k to go.  To help the totals along this week I “did” an S24O ride.  Notes can be found HERE.

This coming week I reckon I will have to look for a wall.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

15 response to "Shhhhh …. My 2018 Challenge is going well"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 9, 2018

    Nice ride and over nighter — I guess as long as you dont have any Sleeping Water you would be ok. 😉
    Beautiful photos too, good to see green on the roadsides and trees.
    Im not going to say a word about _________ — dont want to jinx you!

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 9, 2018

        Well, the sign listed several kinds of liquid, and then sleeping — so I just assumed ………………. lol

        To clarify (maybe) I interpreted the sign to say “shower (water) washing (water) toilet (water) cooking (water)” so it followed Sleeping ?? No, doesnt make sense to me either now. 🙂

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 9, 2018

    Nice ride Tony. Makes me envious and wanting to do a good bit of a journey as well! Really enjoyed the photos. And Rich — after reading the sign, your entry about sleeping water makes sense to me ;;-).

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 9, 2018

      Well, I DID graduate Non Cum Laude ya know 😉

  3. By: Alchemyrider Posted: December 9, 2018

    Lovely write-up Tony. Very best wishes for the final 161km.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 9, 2018

      Thanks Alchemy. I made a mistake in thinking I only have 2 weeks left in that challenge – in fact it’s 3. But I had better not relax just yet.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: December 12, 2018

    Sounds like a great week of cycling, Tony!
    It must be wonderful to be cycling along and here all those different birds!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 16, 2018

      Hi Suzanne, One of the benefits of riding with your head up is the amount of time you spend watching the wildlife. I have watched so many hares this season – odd things that they are.

      Colin, sometimes riding companion, is also into bird watching so between us we spot quite a few different species as we go along. No notebook or running sheet though.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: December 15, 2018

    What a gorgeous 24 hours for that ride, Tony. And well done with all the hills and gravel. You are certainly an inspiration and I hope I’m still able to do the same when I am your age. And congrats on your goal! You have done an amazing job this year!

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 16, 2018

      Thanks Emily. I am sure you will be tackling rides like Scott and Rachael when you too are a septuagenarian. (Oh. I hope I have their age status right!). Anyway, I look at what they are doing with wonder and just a little envy ! But we do what we can do and, although my abilities are of lesser nature, I really enjoy using them nevertheless.

      But for my 2018 challenge I will have to fit rides in around Christmas / New Year stuff and the odd weather we are still enduring. Saw some footage of Wang. and Eldorado on TV a couple of nights ago – sure looks wet around your neck of the woods. So far we haven’t had the large falls here but back upriver they have, so the South Esk is on a flood warning. Don’t let the guys talk you into a float session for a few days!

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