Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Well what a shit day, Started of good. Went for a dry run for my trip to work each day. Burwood to CBD. After riding down Burwood hwy and crossing over Warrigal Road, the road is so bumpy, I spent most of my time on the breaks down the hill. Not liking this, but its what i have to do. Left turn into Summerhill rd, right into Ferndale rd, cross over Glen Iris rd and down Gardiner Pde. onto the Gardiners Creek Trail. and onto the Main Yarra Trail. After taking the detour and stopping a few times to make shore i was going in the right direction. I end up where I wanted to be. 55 min in total. Should be able to cut that down to 40-45 min, now I know where I'm going...lol
This is the first time I have used there trails. I tend to stick to the roads due to speed and condition of the roads. There are a couple of sections which really need some work. The surface is not smooth enough if you have a road bike, plus some of the corners could be a bit wider and less sharp.
On the way home, it was not a good ride. 2 tube, 3 flats, 3 patches, 2 Co bottles used and still had to ride the last 5km on a flat front tyre. Close to 1.45h to get home.
Total trip distance was around the 45km mark.