Bemm River is somewhere I’ve been wanting to check out so this was a great opportunity. So a plan was put together incorporating longer and shorter routes so riders had a choice of how to get to our destination.
To date most of my ride fitness training for Deb has been limited to day rides. However, the ride in the States is going to be two weeks of riding so we need to start backing up ridings days.
When I talk to riders about a big ride I often get very different responses. For some a big ride is 300kms and others that’s just what you do before breakfast. So how do you prepare yourself for bigger days on the bike or a big multi-day tour?
With Deb away for a Stampin’ Up conference in Melbourne I was at a loose end. So on Saturday after a quick run around the house getting all (most) of those weekend jobs done (mostly), I threw my camping gear and some basic supplies on the bike for an overnight camping trip … somewhere.
Originally the ride we had earmarked as our memorial ride was definitely going to the be the most challenging ride I have attempted to date. However that wasn’t to be, and in its place we mapped out an interesting ride over some great country side and included one of our other significant places – the…
While in Coober Pedy we sat and discussed many options of where we could go but nothing really grabbed us. The coming weekend is our annual memorial run to remember long distance riders who have died. So as part of the weekend we like to do a minimum 1600km ride (in the day). Therefore we…
So far we only have a rough plan for today as we haven’t figured out the larger plan of where and what we are going to do next. But today we are heading 300km further north to Coober Pedy to have a look around this opal mining town.