Beating the system - the cycling commuting section
Averaged under 10km/h for a 9km ride on the weekend. Excuse is I was riding alongside my five year old son on the way out, and towing him on the way back, and we had to wait for my 3 year old on the other bike (towed behind my wife's).
Commuting for me is 12.5km each way, a bit more since they started building the Perth arena thing. A nice distance for daily commuting for me. I used to live 5km from work which was a bit too short. Before that it was 25km which was good exercise but I didn't keep it up every day. At the moment I ride pretty much every day unless its raining when its time to leave home, or I need to exercise my motorbike (needs to be ridden every 2 weeks or so to start well).
Work: 11km, 1/4 along the Torrens going into the city, all on the road if coming out at night. FT = ~25min.
Uni: 20 km, utilising Tapleys Hill Rd bike path for about 3km, then all on road. FT =~45 min there, 40 min return.
- Ciao; 3rd Kog.("I'm not racing, just trying to catch the dude up ahead")
Now: Avanti Monza (to keep up with Pinarello riders), Shogun Metro (+ tag-along)
B4: Phillips Multi-track (really bad, but got me back into riding)
Some big distances covered here! I ride about 12km one way, but I do try to vary it, so it's anything up to 20k's. My usual route covers a bit of everything, a 5km flat stretch along the coast I like to timetrial and a couple of slight hills. I average around 20 - 25mins for the 12km route.
Only 7kms each way (Ultimo to Nth Sydney) but I'm starting to expand it out when I get the time (ie, when my little one lets me get some sleep!). Doing it 4 times a week plus trying to get a longer ride in each weekend around soccer/family commitments.
Whew -did the whole distance to work today - 17km which took 1 hour 40 minutes incl my short coffee break at Sassy On the Swan.
I'd done it a coupla times going home. But going to work means I have to leave in the dark and at the end I have bit of a sniffle. And I have to keep stopping to take my hoody off 'cos it gerts to warm. And then I have to stop a little later again because it is then too cold!
I don't think I'll make a habit of it.
Unicyclist's don't need a training wheel
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