Monday, October 21, 2013

Around the Bay

Well, it's been done. I rode the 100km Melbourne-Frankston-Melbourne route yesterday with thousands of my closest friends. 

The outward journey was wind assisted (woo-hoo), meaning the return journey was wind-hindered (boo-hoo). 50km into a gusting headwind is quite the challenge. 

Including a 30 minute break in Frankston I managed a time of 4h 24min over the journey. Pretty happy with that. 

There are heaps of touring rides such as the Around the Bay. Most are just as well organised and are not as crowded. Many also present a more challenging course. I don't know at the moment if I'd do the Bay again or find a new challenge. But one thing I do know is that I thoroughly enjoyed being out there :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Back on the bike

I bought a new bike! Mind you, it was back in July, but hey! It's an alloy framed, carbon forked, 20 speed road bike from Cell Bikes. And I love riding it. Here's a stock photo. 

I've already clocked up over 1,000km since I've returned to my cycle commuting adventures and this coming weekend I'll be riding a further 100km in the annual Around the Bay in a Day ride. I'm doing the Melbourne-Frankston- Melbourne route with some friends. Can't wait. 

While I'm talking about cycling, I'm currently riding in The Great Cycle Challenge during October to raise money for kids cancer research. I've already raised over $400, but they can always do with more. You can go here to donate: