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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Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – Last Day of the Journey

Tatara Bridge

  This is the last episode of my Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017. From Omishima, we had moved across the Tatara Bridge (twice), the Omishima Bridge and the Hakata Oshima Bridge.   As we were slightly behind the schedule and afraid that we would not arrive Imabari before the bike terminal closing time, we finally decided … Continue reading "Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – Last Day of the Journey"

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Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – How my ride was affected by typhoon Noru

  The weather forecast provided by JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) was excellent. Typhoon Noru was hitting the Seto Inland Sea area on 7 August 2017 as predicted.   Since it was also projected that Noru would be leaving the Japan main island one day later, I had re-worked my cycling plan and changed our cycling routes … Continue reading "Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – How my ride was affected by typhoon Noru"

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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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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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