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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
|Date||15th August, 2016|
|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|