Jul 13, 2010

Wirilda/Tyers Park loop (Hills Ride)

Push bike ride out at Wirilda Environment Park, where 'push' became the prominent  word with mix between walking the bike and cycling up some hills. Started at picnic area on the banks of the Tyers River near the water pumping station. From there accessed surrounding gravel roads only used by local farmers, so great for quiet hassle free pedal. This loop ventured onto some of the gravel roads (no cars) in Tyers State Park (access via bike lift over gate) making for some interesting roller-coaster cycling, holding onto both breaks and dear life on the descents. Stopped at the top of the steeper slopes to let the heart rate drop & enjoy the view. The scenery was a good distraction from the pain, but it was the Toughest hour I've spent with the bike .....

Distance - 10.2km
Highest point-  230m
Maximum incline-  18%  
Elevation-   341m

May just stick to 11km Wirilda Park loop & not venture into Tyers Park

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Bike adjustments since last ride

- lowered seat a little
- shoe cleats back a little