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I am flying into Sydney July 9th and leaving from Sydney July 28th. These are the only two things set in stone.
I have a couple questions that I'd be delighted to have answered by you experienced lot:
1. Which way is the wind blowing from Sydney? I had a look at those maps and couldn't figure them out in the least.
2. Any rides that are about 1600 km that you can suggest? I'm planning on about 80 km per day.
3. Lastly, I'm far too unsophisticated (see not being able to read map in 1.) to take my bike apart and back together again, so I'll be renting one from Sydney. Or would it be cheaper to just buy a knocker for about 7-800 dollars?
Thanks for any constructive feedback, I appreciate it!
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Bike? The short answer is with your bike budget you could buy new from one of the many shops or contact Cheeky Transport in Newtown and ask for suggestions within your budget.
Just an example from a quick google search but there is probably better if you shop around.
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During the cooler months the winds in the Sydney Region tend to be Westerlies. Being East of both the Great Escarpment and the Great Dividing Range the winter temperatures along the coastal strip are warmer than the inland regions.
If a Southerly gets up the winds can be a lot cooler and even down to 14°C in mid winter. If an East Coast low forms off the coast, the winds can be extreme.
Here are two sites that can be helpful. The BOM site is practically limitless in the forecasts, for the current and historic data available and the radar maps. There is an excellent section called Latest Observations updated every half hour.
A favourite of mine is the Earth Wind Map. With Earth Wind, if you don't know it? ... put the cursor on the approximate location that you're searching. Click and that will give you a good if not fairly accurate representation, of the current wind condition. In the readings (bottom left) you can change the measurement type by clicking on the wind speed.
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 36.70,3000
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