After a couple of days of travel, leaving some time also for my knee to heal, I finally got to the Gold Coast for a cycle with Derek last wednesday. A couple of stops the previous days at Coffs Harbor and Byron Bay were also enjoyable
At the gold coast, we had a great cycle out to springbrock. On the return trip we descended some 17% gradient descents. Upon returning to Broadbeach we headed along the esplanade, stopped at Robbie McEwan's cafe for a latte and admired the wildlife. It was very plastic.
Yesterday I rode up to Mt Nebo in Brisbane some nice rolling hills and a very steep descent. Today, I rode with one of my friends out to some wetlands. You can see the details and maps of my rides from my profile page.
These Queensland cyclists have lots of good hills to climb and I think most will not be daunted at all by Checkers Hill during the next TDU. Just getting around the Brisbane suburbs is a good interval training sessions (roads are busier here for the most part from what I've observed)
Now of course in-between cycles I've been walking around a lot. I don't normally suffer from sunburn, but now even after starting to use sun cream my face is burnt to a frizzle with the sun here :(. My skin just hasn't had time to HTFU.
What suntan lotion do youp guys use in summer time? (normally around Adelaide, I don't need to worry about it unless it's a big cycle)
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