Category Archives: Getting ready to ride

Packed and almost ready to go

Well we have packed, it is always fun packing, dissembling the bikes and trailers and “forcing” them into the suitcases. Our luggage: Suitcase – with Jen’s bike = 25kg Suitcase – with Ken’s bike = 22kg Trailer, tent, mattress and … Continue reading

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Sunbury Hills August 22 Hung Parliament Day

Hills are hard to find in Melbourne.  This morning we took off to to Sunbury behind Tullamarine Airport to ride a 50k circuit with 6 decent  hills in it.  We were a bit disorganised and left the map and money … Continue reading

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August 21 Election Day Mebourne to Werribee and back

Ken was feeling better and we absolutely HAD TO start riding with the trailer.  It was a beautiful sunny day, freezing, and we had head winds of 35 k an hour riding to Werribee, about 30k from home. At Werribee … Continue reading

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Joining the gym!

Hands up all of you who feel slightly ill when you think of joining a gym. All those perfect people in lycra and there is me in my daggy track pants without elastic, but it hides the bumps! We have … Continue reading

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How long does a flu take to go

Well I still have the flu with a stomach virus. This is not good (da). I was last on the bike 4 days ago and had no energy and only managed 30 km. And then spent the next 2 days … Continue reading

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Ride to Geelong

Well after over a week of no bike we have recovered enough to ride to Geelong. The ride to Geelong was 80km, mainly flat – like very flat.  The forefront of Geelong has 100s of totem poles – we made … Continue reading

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How to do hill training in Melbourne

We have found some hills in Melbourne, sadly they are only 40 meters, so we ended up doing a few repeats to get to 545 total ascent

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Melbourne to Geelong Training Ride

We did our first medium distance training ride yesterday when we rode from Footscray to Geelong and returned by train.  We found some great back-roads and trails. We went along one dirt road that was on Google maps but disappeared … Continue reading

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Training and Riding

We have joined the local gym and pool and have been going to spin classes, even as early as 6 am, when it is very dark and bitterly cold.  The classes last 45 minutes and are very intense.  After two … Continue reading

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The Bikes

The bikes we are using for the USA trip are Airnimal Chameleons (www.airnimal.co.uk) that fold up in a suitcase, so no extra luggage costs.  We will tow our 2 wheel trailers with camping gear etc.

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