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Training: Perth Ride to Conquer Cancer, 1000ks in June


I didn’t quite make my lofty goal, but managed to get 948 kilometres under my tyres for June. Well, I aimed for the stars, and I hit the moon, breaking my record for the most kilometres ever ridden in a month. In amongst it all was one metric century and six rides which fell into the 50 – 100 kilometre bracket.

It was quite a worthwhile exercise in pushing myself, now I can ride 60 or 70 kilometres on the flat and barely feel it the next day. That is a big improvement from where I was at at the end of May. I haven’t really increased my average speeds but I feel like that will come.

I have been thinking about my official goals for July though I haven’t completely settled on them yet.

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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Just to prove I’m still riding….

We have had some wild weather since a big storm on Sunday caused a lot of damage to the electricity network and some houses in Perth. Last night a storm which rivalled Sunday’s was predicted. The only thing that has changed is that the kilometers are ticking over a lot more slowly, and I’m riding a tank in my Surly LHT instead of a road bike.

Anyway I had the Gopro on the bars last night to see if I could catch any action. Not really anything exciting like trees coming down or pieces of roofing flying through the sky, but the clouds were pretty. Maybe storm clouds being pretty is a strange concept for some, but we are pretty starved of rain and clouds here so I make a point of appreciating them when they are around.

Don’t forget you can sponsor me.


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Goal Setting – Perth Ride to Conquer Cancer


The big ride that I am gearing up for is on the 20 & 21 of October. I still need to raise $1,500 so if you haven’t sponsored me yet, please go here and chip in. Back to back centuries are not to be sniffed at, so I have decided that I need to start ramping things up. My aim is to ride 1,000 ks in June, or 33 kilometres a day. Last June I was touring in Europe and managed over 800, but this time I won’t be towing all my gear behind me, though I will be obliged to sit in the office of my employer for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week instead of just riding all day between quaint European towns…. but it should be doable.

My daily commute to work is only 17 kilometres, though I have a couple of entertaining extensions to my route which will help me rack up some routine ks, with superb views. The weekends will be for longer and top-up rides.

I’ll do a weekly redux here and a more sparse summary on my profile page (where you can donate money, hint hint). 


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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Charity Rides


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Ride to Conquer Cancer: Let the fundraising begin!

We had all of our fundraising chocolates delivered to N’s office, so I had to go and get my half. The xtracycle comes in handy again! We will probably be shifting a lot of these chocolates in our bid to raise money for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The Xtracycle loaded with 7 boxes of Cadbury fundraising chocolates

After moving the chocolate from her office to mine, the Xtracycle and I went shopping. As I was trying to leave a guy asked me about it. I don’t want to be rude, but sometimes it’s a drag being a public relations officer for cargo bikes!

The good news is that in the first day of chocolate sales, I sold 19!


Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Cargo bikes, Charity Rides


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Charity Rides: Cycling is a force for Good….

So I’ve added a new page to my blog about the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer. Two hundred kilometres (plus a bit more), starting in the Perth CBD, is going to require a bit of training for me. I am trying to do at least 120 kilometres on weekends at the moment. The training schedule is going to have 3 x 120k weekends, and then a weekend off. I will gradually start to ramp up the kilometres. There are a lot of people who haven’t thrown a leg over a bike since they were a kid doing this ride, but my aim is to do each day in about 4 hours and spend the rest of the time luxuriating in camp getting leg massages and eating!

MS Ocean Ride photo

Trimming down a bit will help too!!

Along with the fitness goals involved, I need to raise a minimum of $2,500. My personal goal is just that little bit higher – I’m after about $3,000.

It seems like cancer is starting to rear it’s ugly head for people I know. It’s like once you get past 30, all these little evil tendrils creep in and the risk factors for everything start to climb. There is a schedule of checks and examinations you are meant to keep. Half the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Research is expensive and can take a long time to develop viable clinical results – but it has led to increased survival rates for so many different types of cancer.

If cancer has touched you or someone you know, please consider donating. Everything counts.

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Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Charity Rides, Reasons to Ride


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