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Saturday morning Creswick run

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I made another run out to Creswick today, taking a slightly different route to avoid a long gravel section of roadwork, and taking in a bit more of Pootilla and Wattle Flat. It was also the first chance I’ve had to field-test the Jakroo cycling bibs that arrived on Friday!

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First century achieved

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On 29 December 1928, Don Bradman, Australia’s, and some say the world’s, greatest cricketer, scored his first international test century. It was against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the third test of the 1928–29 Ashes series. Today, the annals of Australian sporting history just saw another defining first century.

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Bibs on their way!

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I’m pretty excited today, the guys at Jakroo finished their design and the bibs are on their way. I love the way the design looks so far, and can’t wait to see it in living colour!

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Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail

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Smashed out 60 kilometres and had an absolutely beautiful time doing it, riding up the Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail, a disused railway that’s had its tracks uprooted and fine gravel laid down to provide a pretty wicked little biking/walking/horse trail.

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First half-century in the bag!

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I achieved my first half-century today, logging 50 kilometres on my way out to Creswick and back to Ballarat. The ride was very scenic, and the smell of eucalypts made for a strenuous but altogether very enjoyable day out.This wasn’t just the longest bike ride I’ve ever undertaken (so far) in terms of distance, but also time in the saddle, hitting almost three hours’ riding time.

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Quick training update

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Got out a fair bit on the bike this week commute-wise (93km altogether) but didn’t manage a dedicated session. Hoping to back it up this coming week with a 45km ride out to Creswick and back.

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Mt. Buninyong Climb

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Headed out to Mt. Buninyong this afternoon for a strong climb, 340 metres in 27ºC, then home along Yankee Flat Road, where very sadly, a kookaburra flew into the path of an oncoming car and was killed.

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Training has begun!

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I commenced training this afternoon, though not yet in the dress, by starting out with some moderate-effort laps of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat, with my goal being a distance of at least 25kms.

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