Ride like Crazy

  • Sunday before the Tour Down Under, there is the Ride Like Crazy! 100 km and this year was most enjoyable – no cramps! In 5 days time we ride from Echunga to Victor Harbor 100 km with thighs  busting King of the Mountain 10 km from the finish. But the cool ocean of Horseshoe Bay is our reward! 

  

Portugal in March

Plans are well afoot to spend  the month of March 2016 in Portugal.

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Not MY photograph, but I hope to maintain this standard once there.

Arrive in Madrid then travel to Salamanca, Train to PORTO and a week or so to cycle and walk the villages along the Douro River and valley such as

Zamora
Miranda do Douro
Macedo de Caveleiros
Pinhao

further suggestions from readers and experienced travellers would be much appreciated.

New wheels, old rider!

Well the OLMO is as new with CURVE carbon wheels and TUNE hubs. ┬áThe trusty ZIP 303 were cracked and “bloody dangerous” according to my bike mechanic. So I discussed options with my Financial planner and as is my usual practice, ignored his advice and spent a few thousand dollars!

It goes like the wind and is a sibilant of adjectives: “silky smooth, stable, stiff, speedy and … SILENT”!

its definitely not carbon neutral