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: http://app.strava.com/activities/99005471.  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.

Bliss!

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And finished it all off with some of this…

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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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