Melbourne Summer Cycle

I met Herb at his place in Essendon at 6:50am, and we rode from there into Princes Park for the start of the Melbourne Summer Cycle.

The first 10km or so, which basically headed straight down Royal Parade and Elizabeth St into the city, was very slow and stop / start due to the sheer number of cyclists and lots of traffic lights.

After that it thinned out a bit and allowed for a little more speed, but it was still a slow and steady ride.

Going over the West Gate Bridge was neat, although the view is really not all that inspiring being mainly industrial. As we headed through Williamstown, Herb was disappointed that the route missed the main coffee shop strip!

Headed back up along the Maribyrnong, and back through Royal Park to the start, all up a little shorter than the advertised 40km, I clocked it at about 36.4km.

We headed back up Sydney Road and stopped for a coffee on the way back home. All up, just under 50km for the morning.

I have a little bit of a sore knee. I think it is from all the stopping and starting. It is my right knee, which is the one I keep in the cleats when I stop, so it is the knee that cops the brunt of the start. Lots of stop / starts today, and quite a few that were uphill starts too. Hopefully a bit of ice and a few anti-inflamms will see it right.

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3 Responses to “Melbourne Summer Cycle”

  1. AndrewENZ Says:

    It sounds like you enjoyed it. You could have gone to the drive through for your coffee!

  2. katsmumblings Says:

    On these types of rides, do some people use mountain bikes or are they mostly race bikes? I could see myself doing some bike races for fun.

  3. jojo Says:

    hope the inflamms helped

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