Well today is the day that I thought may never arrive.
This morning at about 0530, 24 hrs after I set off, I Everested Green Valley Drive.
I want to make one thing very clear. I'm no ex pro, club racer or single dude with nothing better to do than ride all day every day. But I can read, and read I did.
I researched as much as I could about what is required to make the summit. Everything from the climb to choose, how much training you should do, the food you eat and when you drink. I also obsessed over the gearing to run.
The raw data can be fund here. https://www.strava.com/activities/456760790
I decided to put my old compact cranks on so I ended up having 34/28. Dave Edwards even suggested I would be the first to finish on Gumwalls (on lap 5 admittedly). Unless anyone can prove otherwise I'll take that too!
All the technical crap aside, I really wanted to give a bit of an…Continue
HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY!!
The catch-up at Panatalinga Road intersection
I won't go too much into the story of how the SSRC came about, who has run things over the journey and how many different ride leaders and TECs there have been as it would probably take a while. Needless to say it's has taken many folks to be involved but the collective commitment shown by…Continue
At the beginning of the year, Kate and I had just returned from our summer holidays, and while still on a high, we started planning our next trip:
This time we fancied a touring holiday on our Tandem bike, so we grabbed a map & looked towards Kangaroo Island.
We decided we wanted to use self-contained units, so we booked our accommodation along our chosen route, which would cover Central, Southern and Eastern Kangaroo Island.
Ten months on, and plenty of training rides later, we were fit & ready to go.
But, just two days before we were due to go, I was hit with a chest infection. I found extra room in the panniers for some antibiotics, and we were off.
Gavin Nugent from AvantiPlus Salisbury had done a good job getting our bike ready for our tour, so we were confident with our bike, but we took plenty of spare bits and pieces anyway. (You never know what might happen).
The next few days are best described in photos, so, here is our…Continue