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As it is all about the bike for me I thought I would share a few things
In December I will be riding around Tasmania with the Amy Gillett Foundation (Share the Road Tour) to promote ‘A metre matters’ and the ‘Recognise Campaign’
The past four editions of Amy's Share the Road Tour have raised over $960,000 to help the Amy Gillett Foundation work towards its mission of safe cycling in Australia and vision for zero bike-related fatalities. With nearly 40 bike riders killed each year and around 10,000 seriously injured, we all have much work to do to achieve our objectives while promoting cycling as a way of life for all Australians. Click here to find out what was achieved from the 2012 event and how the funds raised in 2013 will help us to achieve our vision.
You can click here to read more about the ride and donate to my fundraising page (feel free to distribute to your networks!)
Donations kindly accepted here!! http://strt2013.gofundraise.com.au/page/simmo
The Ride http://www.sharetheroadtour.org.au/
And just a few pics/blogs and Videos from my last ride from Alice to Katherine – over the 1200kms we averaged 33-35 kmph
Videos (these can also be seen on NITV)
Back in January last year I weighed in at a Massive 134kgs… and the only shape I was in was round (and you guessed it – round is a shape… so I thought I was in shape )… so I focussed on a lifestyle change… lost 50kgs… quit the smokes.. and in July last year I started to ride… and really it has just grown from that point.. couple of Duathlons and tri’s, a few 10k runs and a half marathon (1h42m) to set me on my way. My health has improved 10fold and last health checkup I had a full bill of health..
Over the next few months I will update each week with my training and hopefully a daily blog/update when I am on the ride..... the legs are looking forward to this!!!
Cheers and TIA
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BIKE!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing this, how many cyclists are joining you?
Hopefully a fair few... Last year they had the guys from Orica Green Edge join in
Training… well over the weekend I put in a few rides focusing on the flats on Friday and the commute home (70k) Saturday I had to help lay a floating floor so I rode over and back (68k) Sunday some hills (70k) Monday flats again (70k) Tuesday rest day and Today a Bunch ride and commute to and from work (78k)
Some links to the rides
Wednesday ride - http://www.strava.com/activities/87833090
Friday ride - http://www.strava.com/activities/86708206
Sunday ride - http://www.strava.com/activities/87138388
The bike BNA helped to build
Frame - Malvern Star OPPY C5 (I have 2 of these now!)
Groupset – Ultegra 6700
Wheels –Bontrager Aeolus Carbon Clinchers 5.0 and Edge SLR 300
Bars – EDGE Carbon Integrated
Chain – KMC
Bidons - Bontrager XXX (still waiting for them – GRRRRR)
Seatpost – Alien Carbon
Packed in a few more ks over the weekend and joined a ride up to honesuckle and back... just a light roll NOT!
215.5ks.... 3400m climbing.... great bunch to ride with as well
legs felt good the next day and went for a small 47k ride..
Monday the body was a little bit sore but onwards and upwards!!!
Tour starts on Monday... Thanks to all that have helped so far we have raised $6785 and only $715 left to go.... Dig deep and support a worth wise cause
Cheers and gears
so the tour has been done and dusted!!! In 7 days I covered over 1000kms and over 11000 climbing metres (those hills were punishing)
Thanks heaps to all those that have kindly donated with my total so far reaching a massive $7045 (only $455 to go) donate here... every dollar counts http://strt2013.gofundraise.com.au/page/simmo
Check out Twitter #strt13 or Instagram #strt13 for some great pics of the ride
For those that use Strava you can see my daily rides here http://www.strava.com/athletes/1698788
And some great daily Videos here (I'm the guy in the 'Recognise' Kit) http://strt2013.gofundraise.com.au/cms/strtvideos
Cheers and Gears
Remember – Share the Road – A Metre Matters
also if you want to join the conversation regarding 'Constitutional Recognition' for the first Australians go here http://www.recognise.org.au/
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