Just a Quick Ride Around the Block

Today, I decided to go for a short ride. I had no real destination in mind, apart from first riding to Birchgrove ferry wharf. Cycling along the southern shore of Iron Cove was pretty easy (including a few wrong turns). Until I reach a very steep path, to get back up to the roadway.

Very steep path!
A very steep path, which I chose to push the bike up instead

I reached the ferry wharf, missing the ferry by a few minutes. Oh well. I had a pretty good consolation prize, though – can’t beat an hour’s worth of Sydney Harbour views. πŸ™‚

Sydney Harbour Bridge and CBD
Sydney Harbour Bridge and CBD

Birchgrove Ferry Wharf
Birchgrove Ferry Wharf

Me, at Birchgrove Ferry Wharf
Me!

Sydney Ferries' Golden Grove
Sydney Ferries’ Golden Grove – going the other way

After deciding to make a quick drop in at the McGrath Foundation’s office (one of the charities I’m riding for, next month), for a chat, I headed south towards the Harbour Bridge.

Pacific Highway, Crows Nest
Pacific Highway, at Crows Nest

Sydney Harbour Bridge and CBD
Sydney Harbour Bridge, and CBD

Sydney Harbour Bridge cycleway
Crossing the Bridge

A quick stop at Observatory Hill, after crossing the Bridge. Last time I was there, it was a few years ago for New Year’s Eve. It’s a wonderful place to just relax. However, I had to press on.

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Observatory Hill
The view from Observatory Hill

I headed back home, through the city and inner western suburbs. Even though Sydney is a global city, it is quite lacking in cycleways. It is getting better, but there is such a long way to go.

Cycle Lane

Cycle Lane


Date 15th August, 2016
Distance 27.3 km
Ride time 1 hour, 49 minutes
Elapsed time 4 hours, 33 minutes
Average speed 15.0 km/h
Maximum speed 43.6 km/h
Altitude gain (alleged) 380 metres

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