So what am I referring to? I am talking about the Perth-Albany-Perth 2010 Randonn?e which will be run for the fourth time in 2010. The ride takes place over four days between dawn on Tuesday September 28, 2010 and Friday October 1, 2010 and is run under the auspices of Audax Australia. You can read the full description of the ride and see the route on the ride page at Audax Australia.
On a personal note, whilst I know I have a long way to go in terms of preparation, I am pencilling this in as my goal for 2010 and probably as a life goal as well. How about you? Care to join other like minded riders on a bit of a challenge?
The idea of riding from Perth, through Mandurah to Bunbury and then into the south-west wine region of Margaret River and then on to the karri forests further south before reaching the coastal town of Albany just appeals for some crazy reason. After a short sleep (hopefully) the route continues the loop heading out from Albany to the Stirling Ranges National Park, but thankfully not up Bluff Knoll, before rolling into the farming areas of Gnowangerup, Katanning, Wagin and Williams, before again getting into the forests around Dwellingup and descending to the coastal plain at Pinjarra and and on to Mandurah and finally to Perth and the finish and a damn long rest I suspect.
Sounds easy? Why not start training now and pencil it in your calendar for 2010 and maybe take a life challenge. Hope to see you on the ride.