Waterfalls and 2022 Cycling Roundup

Nation Park Waterfall, just missing the falling water, it is the middle of our usual dry and hot summer.

Hello Cycle365.Lifers,

The featured photo shows me at Sorrento Beach, the waves on the ocean are the only natural falling water you’ll see around here this time of year, boy, I wish we could have a huge thunderstorm, this never- ending sunshine I find quite boring.

Waterfall at Mindarie.
Ornamental lake with waterfall in the distance.

The not quite so natural source of the water.

Actually, in winter we have some impressive waterfalls just down the road. Here’s a video I took a few years ago.

My cycling life in 2022

Time for a review of my cycling for last year. With a couple of return trips to work a week, day rides around the city with my cycling club, friends and solo and a few tours I conservatively estimate I’ve done over 200kms a week which is about 10000kms last year. Not bad. The Summer of 20/22 was a real shocker with continual scorching temperatures, often around 40+ Celcius which curtailed my cycling a bit (luckily, I don’t have to worry about snow and freezing cold in Winter though).

My first cycling trip was to fly to Brisbane and join 6 other CTAWA members for 3 weeks in May enjoying the cycleways of Brisbane and then doing a 500km loop using rail trails and quiet roads in south east Queensland, there was lots of rain and squelchy camping spots, but still lots of fun. Video below:

I also did a solo overnighter from home to Wungong Hut on the Munda Biddi track and return in October. See below;

In November I had a visitor from Washington State, USA. Janet made contact with me and some cycling clubs in Perth. Whilst her husband was at a rural retreat in Mundaring in the forest just east of the city, she hired an electric bike and I showed her some of the sights and cycleways. She loves just cycling around, meeting other cycling folk and healthy eating, just like me (perhaps I could give up my muffins, sugar in coffee and alcoholic beverages one day). Video below:

In December the CTAWA had a spoke tour at Australind 200kms south of Perth. We stayed at the tourist park and did day trips to surrounding towns then returned back before the midday heat. I took my dear mum along and we did some sight-seeing and catching up with friends in the afternoon. Video below;

I also did my own Festive 500 Challenge, popular on Strava, which means I rode over 500kms between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Video below.

What does 2023 have in store? Well, I’ve booked my flight to Melbourne and return flight from Sydney. I’ll be spending March and early April riding between Melbourne and Sydney and checking out a few rail trails, history, scenery, friends and family along the way.

I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

8 response to "Waterfalls and 2022 Cycling Roundup"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: January 28, 2023

    You clearly had a great year of cycling. I don’t keep track of my own mileage or kilometer-age, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t achieve 10,000 kms. And you made some pretty fine videos in those 10,000 kms too.

    From the major conundrum department: If a waterfall doesn’t have falling water, is it still a waterfall?

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 28, 2023

      I’m still trying to work out which crossed the road first, the chicken or the egg, I guess it can’t go from being a waterfall to not being a waterfall intermittently. They have at times turned off the water to the Niagra Falls, so maybe it isn’t technically a waterfall either.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 28, 2023

      Just love getting out there and riding around since I was a youngster.
      Definitely a good year, no accidents and the body’s still holding together..

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 28, 2023

    A most excellent year of cycling! Very well done.!
    Enjoyed the photos and videos.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 29, 2023

      Thanks Rich

  3. By: DJG Posted: January 29, 2023

    Congratulations on your years distance.
    I for one couldn’t ride anywhere near that with flat / straight bars.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 30, 2023

      Thanks, I’ve never really understood drop bars, tubeless tyres, rim brakes and clipless pedals myself. I suppose you just get used to a certain set up. I have an old drop bar touring bike out the back that I’ll get road ready one day.

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