My latest cycling touring trip was to Victoria from 1 to 14 March, to finish off the last three of the Seven Peaks. But the first cycling adventure of the trip was in a different direction, a long weekend down to Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Rd. After that we had three days working […]
Well that was decidedly harder than I had expected. After my big touring days, I thought that 108km with 1500m of elevation gain without luggage would be relatively straightforward. I also had delusions that my Cyclocross bike with knobbly/ touring tyres would be equally as fast as a road bike. It seems this was not […]
Today was going to be a big day. I was planning to ride 140km with around 3,400m of elevation gain, including one 15km climb and one 20km climb. In my route planning, Ride with GPS had said the maximum gradient would be 18% – and it usually under-estimates! When I told the bar and motel […]
I had the best day today! I rolled out of Albury on the Riverina Highway which was well utilised by trucks and cars. After about 15km I crossed a bridge over the Murray River, then turned onto the Murray River Highway, which is a minor C level road. I stayed on this road pretty much […]
This is post is even more epic than the last one… you have been warned! Enjoy 🙂 Monday 21 May We drive about 15 min to our starting point, just near a little river. I get a photo with some pilgrims and a group photo before we do our ride briefing and head off. I borrowed one […]
I’ve been talking to a few people who are doing the Falls Creek 3 Peaks Challenge next year, plus I’ve been looking at the 7 Peaks Ride that encompasses many of the same climbs plus more! So I decided it would be opportune to relive my ride report from when I completed 3 Peaks in […]
A course analysis of the Albi 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship races – time trial, team relay and short and long road race.