View Full Version : And on the fifth day, I rested

1st December 2011, 12:36 PM
I've taken some time off work this week, so I thought that I would do something constructive like, ride my bike lots.

End Result, 4 days, 605km

Day 1 - Coast Rd to Wollongong, Mt Keira
Distance: 192.55km
Time: 6:28:51
Average: 29.7km/hr
Elevation Gain: 2,540m
Calories Burnt: 3,191

Day 2 - West Head/Akuna Bay
Distance: 115.08km
Time: 3:45:03
Average: 30.7km/hr
Elevation Gain: 1,449m
Calories Burnt: 1,817

Day 3 - Katoomba
Distance: 200.26km
Time: 6:00:41
Average: 33.3km/hr
Elevation Gain: 1,823m
Calories Burnt: 2,771

Day 4 - Waterfall/Royal National Park
Distance: 96.88km
Time: 3:10:06
Average: 30.6km/hr
Elevation Gain: 1,058m
Calories Burnt: 1,374

I'm taking tomorrow off the bike before doing another 200km on the weekend (100km Saturday, and 100km on Sunday).

Strangely enough, I actually feel pretty good. The ride on Monday was probably the hardest, but the one to Katoomba was also pretty tough, but for different reasons.


1st December 2011, 04:17 PM
You've inspired me to get back on the bike.

Just easy loops near home in the evening, two of these (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Umina-Woy-Woy-Booker-Bay-Ettalong-loop) is a fair workout for me at the moment.

two dogs
1st December 2011, 04:39 PM
Well done James!

I couldn't quite match your distances on my recent walks though, as I could only average about 3km/hr including rest, food, & photo breaks; I can usually manage 6km/hr on flat ground.