When I was a triathlete, it was hard to do this challenge along with the Hell Week commitments and less than ideal weather. Last year, I was climbing more so I was searching for elevation more than distance.
In 2016, I had not committed myself to 3 Peaks or the Alpine Classic so I decided to get all my “fitness” things out of the way as part of this holiday break in order to spend a few days afterwards to relax. This blog entry is a recollection of how I finished the challenge within 7 days.
Day 1 – 66kmSince I have moved to Hampton East, I wanted to know the distances of riding to Port Melbourne as well as to Mordialloc. I started out the day from the house and then headed down to South Road towards Port Melbourne. I turned around at Port Melbourne to head down towards Mordialloc. Because I wore my BlackSheepCycling kit, an older gentleman who wore the same as me decided to tag along just as I crossed South Rd towards Mordi and then we rode together until we turned around and hit the Black Rock roundabout where I turned off to Bluff Road and then headed back home whilst he headed along Balcombe road as he lived around Mentone.
|BlackSheepCycling - Peacock Kit|
Day 2 – 72km (Christmas Day)There was a plan on doing the Christmas ride with the old Tri Alliance crew but it numbers were really low as they all finished Hell Week the day before. To get the numbers up, I rode into St Kilda to a Sharon and Pete’s house and then we rode into Elwood to meet up with the Tri Alliance crew. There were only 3 people who joined. We then rode to Black Rock roundabout and then back to Sharon and Pete’s house for coffee/light snack. I stopped there for about 30min for a chat with the old crew before I rode back home.
|BlackSheepCycling - Tilly|
|Lumiere Cycling Kit|
|Rapha (Canyon/SRAM - Pink) Kit|
|Jaggad Cycling kit - Galahs|