Yep, it is official. This morning I did the last leg of my challenge to circumnavigate the Suburbs of ACT.
I had a reasonable ride. Nothing too fast, as I was feeling my legs from two days ago.
I saw some weird and wonderful wildlife spotted, including; Mangy Fox (Which I disturbed from its sleep), a totally black Rabbit and the obligatory Kangaroos. I nearly ran over the Fox, which had built a nest for itself, so it could hide and rest. Not sure if it was malting or dying, but felt sorry for it.
Low light of the trip was the cut in my tyre, which happen at, of all places Stromlo Forest Park Grrr. But wait I run tubeless, so why is it going down? Stopped at the start of Brittle gums and pumped it up and could hear the hissing. Dang, no Stans left in tyre. Well I could pull the tyre and insert a tube, but that is just silly. I know, pull the valve and pour in some more Stans! Did the trick, so pumped it up and off I went again.
On the final bit of bike track back to the car, I came across a cyclist named Nick. He was riding from Melbourne back to his home on the Central coast, via the Bicentennial National Trail. He was looking for some shops and a bike shop, so I pointed him to Lonsdale Street. Unfortunately I also pointed him to the wrong tunnel (Wrong in the sense, that I recommended that he ride on the South side of the lake). Oh well he gets the North side view, but still makes it to the same place.
View large map of the full circumnavigation. Use the magnifying glass to zoom in.
My name is Mark McIntosh, but everyone calls me Macr.