What was the aftermath of the egg-throwing incident? Restoration.
It's 120km and about 1700m of climbing. You've done no preparation and it looks like rain. So why are you doing this again?
That was a ride and a half! I knew that the 165km and 3000m of climbing would be a stretch, which is why I entered. I'm not much of a climber yet, but I do prefer long distances to short sprints. The weather did not help. (Maybe a slight NW tailwind on some of the … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – This Fitz just got real
Apparently one is not supposed ride the 165km Fitz's Classic as one's first imperial century. Instead I should find a flat 161km event and pootle around. Something in my favour this year is that I will be riding as a group of four; among which is a 30-time Fitz's veteran. The support, guidance and morale-boosting … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – Classic 165km preparation
Now here's an interesting thing in light of my recent experience... on Friday 9 June 2016 the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, and one of the amendments was to specifically target that act. The explanatory statement 5 May 2016 (PDF) reads, The Bill introduces a specific offence in the Crimes … Continue reading Throwing objects at vehicles now a criminal offence in ACT
What was it like to ride Fitz's Tharwa Challenge for the first time?
I saw the Fly6 safety camera on Kickstarter a few months ago. I didn't contribute at the time, but I did register interest. The idea was so brilliant, so well conceived, or should that be "resolved". Timely too. The number of bicycle accidents this year has been off the charts. I do most of my riding alone … Continue reading Fly6 camera test on a cold, foggy morning
I'm glad that 2013 is over. It was no annus horribilis but it wasn't quite up to expectation. I finished a few major projects, of which I should be very pleased. But they were quite draining. I also expected to travel overseas to support the product, but apparently non-experts are better. I had expected to follow-on to a … Continue reading 2013… how shall I put this?
Oh the irony... just as I seem to be making gains in strength and fitness, I'm off the bike because of illness. Not in sub-zero conditions, fog or the exhaustion of exertion, but just at the start of Spring weather. A bug, maybe two bugs; chest and stomach. There have been so many good rides … Continue reading Mental anguish from a lack of riding
This morning the fog was quite thick and had only just burnt away when I went for my ride. I intended to explore a few new tracks identified as segments on Strava. The Border Run has an alternative downhill section I wanted to check out and I also wanted to create a segment that Amandeep … Continue reading The Bonner Widowmaker and creating segments in Strava