Ride Around The Bay – 2019

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Sharing my 14 year old epic ride on October 6, 2019,  doing 135km to raise funds for disadvantaged school kids.

To get through the ride, I broke down the ride into days;

Geelong to Queenscliff = Monday 35km

Ferry to Sorrento = chill

Sorrento to Safety Beach = Tuesday 62km

Safety Beach to (via hills) Frankston = Wednesday 90km

Frankston to Mordialloc = Thursday 106km

Mordialloc to Albert Park Lake/finish = Friday 135km

On Wednesday, my son started to crack as the road was undulating. He entered the “Pain Cave”, met “The Man With The Hammer”, brought to tears, processed distance traveled with distance to go at Frankston, 90km and he knows the road from Frankston to Albert Park, picked himself up, and completed the ride with gusto! Had me chasing his wheel in the the last 4km!

Huge Chapeau to my son, and is now a legend at his school as a teacher recognized  his huge effort!


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June 16, 2020 1:58 am

Emojis? Hell yes! On review (with hindsight) some of the rules are total bollocks. I remember a discussion about how to greet fellow cyclists. Apparently you could only “nod” a fellow Velominatus type. Screw that. I nod and wave to everyone. Guy on his lawnmower? Yup. Folks visiting in their garden? Yup. A family out riding together with wee kids? Yup. If I wave I always get one back. Sometimes they initiate the wave – who am I to not reciprocate?

June 17, 2020 11:59 am
Reply to  Wiscot

Especially to the family riding together with wee kids!

December 2, 2019 2:59 pm

Chapeau to your son! As for you …

November 25, 2019 9:15 am

Chapeau to both. Most especially to your Son.

June 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Reply to  sthilzy

It’s wonderful cycling with your children (are emojis allowed here – I forget!)