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February 23rd, 2009

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06:56 pm - MSC 2009
Thanks to everyone who sponsored me for the Melbourne Summer Cycle ! I've raised over $500 now !

The ride went well - rode from home to Princes Park for the 7:45am start, then joined the hordes. It was slow going through the city centre (wide as the roads are, 5000 cyclists take up a lot of space !), but I managed to cruise along nicely after that. It was good fun going up and down the Westgate bridge - up because I was mostly passing people, and down because Wheee ! (at up to 62km/h :-) ). The ride took us through Port Melbourne and Williamstown and past Flemington, and then back up to Princes Park for the finish. It was great to see so many cyclists of all shapes and sizes on all sorts of bicyles (and tricycles and recumbents and even one unicycle). Of course, it did make for cautious riding at times - the more casual cyclists tend to stray across the road rather than holding a line, and wobble a bit when trying to look around or behind, and some of the more serious types took a few chances in getting through gaps between riders, but generally things worked out ok.

Anyway, all good fun and for a good cause - I think I'll do it again next year ! And obviously need to set a more ambitious fundraising target.

(my next cycling goal, though, will be Around The Bay in a Day, in October - except I'm only going to do one of the half-Bay rides, about 100km or so, rather than the full 210km - that can wait until next year :-) )
Current Mood: happyhappy

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Date:February 23rd, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you had fun - the idea of riding across the Westgate sounds like quite a novelty!
I know I was seeing straggling t-shirted riders across the city for most of the day. I don't know why the idea that someone might ride their bike to a cycling event seems so strange, and yet it does...
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Date:February 23rd, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Well done! Sounds like you had a great time too :)

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