After a subdued weekend of riding last weekend, the weekend just gone saw it kicked up a notch.

On Saturday, four tandems set out from Wollongong and rode on the northern cycleway and Lawrence Hardgraves Drive, over the Sea Cliff Bridge to Coal Cliff and back again.  The ride north is probably a little tougher, with an overall rise, and with the addition of a stiff northerly breeze it was a little tough.  The ride back to Wollongong (after coffee at Thirroul Beach) was a lot quicker, and wind assisted.  Overall that made for a ride of 54.8km.  Subtracting the coffee break, we covered the distance in about 3 hours, averaging around 22km/hr.  Check out the map.

On Sunday, Greg, his mate Dave and I took a spin around Lake Illawarra and back via West Dapto.  Again, there was a bit of wind about, mostly coming from SE though it seemed to have moved a bit more NE by the time we were heading back home.  We covered a distance of about 52km in just under 2hrs, with an average speed of about 27km/hr.  See the map.

All in all, it was a big weekend, and I’m feeling a little sore today.

This Sunday, an Exsight Tandems teem will ride in the Sydney Spring Cycle from St Leonards Park, North Sydney to Olympic Park.  Looking forward to it.

And don’t forget, if you want to support my ride in the Sydney to the Gong, and help me raise funds for MS Australia, please sponsor me.

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