Monthly Archives: July 2010

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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Why we are REALLY in Melbourne

We say we are here for the food, to have a holiday, to see our kids, its a great place to train, we love to be cold etc etc, but really we are here to get to know our granddaughter … Continue reading

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Pictures of Melbourne

Melbourne is so different from Brisbane. The weather is very interesting, it changes a lot and the sky and clouds are fascinating! The neighbourhoods are very diverse and you can sit anywhere and just watch life around you. Food is … Continue reading

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Settling In

It is two weeks since we left our Brisbane home for our Melbourne home.  We are pretty much settled now.  All the boxes are unpacked and we have bought a few extra things like a new TV and a bathroom … 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 ( 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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The Ride

We start in Bellingham (WA) just south of the Canadian boarder starting on 8 September and cycle south on the Pacific coast, arriving at San Diego (almost Mexico) some 45 days later, averaging 85km/day.  We finish-up at the same hostel … Continue reading

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