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BUPA Challenge Update 6 … The Clock’s ticking!

Only a couple more sleeps, and we’re on … I’m a little surprised that I’m excited at the thought of flogging my body like this 🙂 Today’s ride was a relatively easy 50km down to the beach and back – Tour Down Under certainly has dragged a...

BUPA Challenge Update 5

Well, it’s January now, and we’re less than four weeks away from the BUPA Challenge. Christmas is done, with remarkably little damage to the fitness! As promised, I’ve started throwing in a few more hills (I’m starting to know Lower North East...

BUPA Challenge Update 4

Well that was a bit too long a break – sorry 🙂 I got slowed down a little by another injury – golfing rather than cycling this time! Managed to step into a sprinkler hole leaving the 8th green at Tanunda Pines … you can all stop laughing now. Getting a...

BUPA Challenge Update 3

Couple of easy rides on the weekend – we were a bit pushed for time both days. I took the opportunity to try out the latest addition to our bike fleet: a Fluid Nitro MTB. Second-hand; purchased from a friend who is trading up. He warned me to watch the hydraulic...

BUPA Challenge Update 2

With the crash a couple of weeks ago, and a week in the sun and warmth of Darwin, it’s been a while between rides. We took a gentle ride around the parklands of Adelaide on Sunday; by the time we’d run into a bunch of friends along the way and stopped for...

BUPA Challenge Update 1 (possibly the first of many)

OK – so I’ve decided to ride 92km next January, and the furthest I’ve ridden up until now is about 40km less than that. Time to start work …  Last Thursday I decided to push it a bit on a ride I’ve done before: That’s actually the fastest...