2015 Rides – July Ride 1 – Day 1

Jindera to Holbrook via Morven and Coorkardinia

Sunday July 12, 2015, 43 miles (69 km) – Total so far: 43 miles (69 km)

The cycling planets have finally aligned. I’ve settled into my job and found a routine. The bike is back together and running well after installing new cables, new handlebar tape, new chain and a new rear rim. The weather has also decided to cooperate. Winter came early this year and has been quite chilly and wet, much more so than a normal winter (which is usually my favourite time of year to ride in my region of Australia). Nature has struggled to string two good days together that match with my days off. But finally, finally, it’s all come together, and we are getting the gear together for an overnight ride. Read more

2015 Rides – Jul Ride 1 – Day 2

Holbrook to Jindera via Mountain Creek and Bowna

Monday July 13, 2015, 49 miles (79 km) – Total so far: 92 miles (148 km)

The big high pressure system remains overhead this morning. The dome of sky is deep blue and the temps have dropped like a bomb overnight. It is just 28F at 8.30 am. If it weren’t so cold, I would have been on the road an hour ago to try to get in some miles before the forecast headwind picks up. But the thick layer of frost outside deters me from leaving early today. Read more