South Coast fun

Last weekend saw the completion of the 2013 edition of  Round the K in a Day. This is a 320km one day ride starting and ending in Jindabyne NSW, with over 6km of vertical too! I bailed, mainly due to lack of fitness, but the boys from last year and a few others took up the challenge again.

They seemed to make it around fine without me, upping the average speed by about 4km/hr over what I could manage last year! And possibly a new record time of 12:22 hrs (moving time)? Nice work lads! Some piccies and data on Matt’s strava here:  Well done to you all! I’ve set myself the goal of rounding up a ladies bunch to complete the whole thing next year and I have two ‘definitely yes’ already.

Anyway, instead of this torturous epic, this year I was coaxed into heading down the NSW South Coast for a weekend at Sebs family’s new beach house. Merimbula is a perfect location to chillout but for those of us who can’t manage a day without some form of active pursuit, it is also a pretty cool place to get active!  Kayaking in the inlet, swimming at the beach and mountain biking within a few minutes ride of the house. We had heaps of fun exploring the mountain biking trails at Mandini, Manna Park and Tathra.





And finished it all off with some of this…


Now we are off to the USA for three weeks of playing tourist with no bikes at all! A sister’s wedding in San Diego and a white Christmas in Chicago. Bring on the Christmas cheer!


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