2016 My year in review

Overall I would rate 2016 as a pretty good year for my cycling. Once again achieving my annual goal 15,000kms, which included one 300km ride to Toowoomba and three 200k rides to various parts of Brisbane. The Toowoomba ride was particularly satisfying as it was my first 300k ride in three years and it was good to know I could still do it. It was...
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King of the Mountains

Updated 26/6/2010, all the information in this post has been superseded and has been updated here http://www.xrar.com.au/?p=748 There is more information about the individual climbs below. Also note that the elevation charts are not completely accurate, they are a close representation of the climb in terms of elevation and distance. Climb Elevation Distance Gradient Mt Pleasant 80 m 1.66km 4.8% Coppin’s Crossing 84 m 1.5km...
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A road less travelled – Canberra to Mullion

I know just about every roadie in Canberra does the Uriarra loop. In the anti clockwise direction we all go down the hill to Uriarra crossing and turn left and go back up the hill. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you went straight at the intersection? Well this is the road less travelled, Fairlight Road. After Uriarra Crossing there is a climb...
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The Bungendore Loop

I thought it was time to share another one of my favourite rides in the Canberra region. Like the Mt Majura climb I suspect this is not a well travelled route as I rarely see anyone else out there. Depending on the direction you take you will experience a completely different ride. Going in the clockwise direction will give you easier climbs with some really...
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