Sunday, 16 November 2014

Strava ... it's in the details ...

After Kim informed me last night that I was not needed in her Point to Pinnacle support crew today (I have no idea why), I suddenly found myself with a morning free.

I'll give you a second to digest that and come to the same conclusion I did ... Ride Time!


Yep, that's my route above (it's about 50kms) and I discovered all sorts of things ...

I discovered an Archery club which got me thinking about inter-sport compatibility ... I mean a group of people shooting arrows and a guy on a bike ... there has to be some synergy there surely?

Always a concern when you;r riding towards a bunch of archers
who are shooting at targets near you.
I discoverd this dog ...


Which led to me doing this loop ...


As I tried to find the owner to tell them that their dog (which wasn't wearing any collar) was out on the tangara trail attacking cyclists, or more particularly, attacking me (I never did find the owner, so if you know this dog please let them know as I love dogs and would hate to have to report it).

I also got to ride the track between Cambridge and Belbins Road which I've been meaning to check out for a while.


I'll just say that it isn't quite as flat as the highway, but I can see the attraction.

I discovered that Lauderdale has the World's smallest BMX track ...

That little circuit is the BMX track ...
Which is great, because (if Kim doesn't read this) I'll be able to head out for a ride in the morning and come back saying "Yea I just went and pumped out 20 laps of the BMX track before breakfast ... I know, I'm awesome." ... whilst skipping the small detail that each lap would take about 10 seconds and the only real concern would be getting very dizzy.

Lauderdale BMX Track  - It's small.
But most importantly, I got to do this ...

"Rambler" as written by a four(ty) year old cyclist ...
Yes, I confess it, I really did dream up an entire 50km circuit just so I could ride through Bellerive and strava write my nickname along Clarence Street.

I am that easily pleased, especially as I think someone now owes me $5 ...

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