Just returned from four days in the south-west with my beloved (or SWMBO in BV speak). Travelled as far as Pemby along parts of the route and returned from manji along Graphite road to Nannup and then on to Busselton where we spent most of the time.
No surprises around Pemby, Manji, Nannup.There are hills, some of them big and long
. But considering we start at Margaret River, elevation 100m, drop down to Busselton at sea level, climb to Manji at 300m then back down to MR; then for every uphill, there must be an equal and opposite downhill (third and a half law of thermodynamics). So on average, the route is flat!!!
And that's what we did, trained on the flat with a ride Busselton to Dunsborough return incorporating training in applying the brake at coffee stops.
Outward journey was on Caves Road as was the return until Siesta park when we picked up the cycleway near the holy mile and returned along the foreshore. Very relaxing and scenic, the latter part. Quite nerve racking, the Caves road part with all the traffic for the weekend plus the Southbound Festival.
So, that's all from our summer vacation. Happy new year to all.
Next scheduled training will be the oz day weekend when we'll be training in stopping at vineyards, pubs, breweries and chocolate factories.
Hopefully it will be second nature by the time the ride comes along.