"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
I’ve had the good fortune to ride with 3 of the above riders & look forward to catching up with them next week for the Melbourne Rapha Gents Race.
175km of undulating hills & 11km of gravel which we have been pre-warned will take about 8 hours for the fastest team to complete & to expect 4 seasons in one day.
“By the time we had delivered the satchel to Sydney we had drawn an indirect line across the Australian continent, crossing three states, exhausted and elated.”
The Rapha Continental Australia’s latest adventure is the Satchel Ride. In 1912, a relay race was held to see how effective the bicycle was at dispatching military telegrams across Australia. There were over 60 relay points on a route between Adelaide and Sydney. The original ride of over 1150 miles was completed in 68 hours. The Rapha Continental set out to celebrate this achievement carrying their very own handmade satchel. See the full film next week.
Rapha SS13 Trade Team
Sheesh - first 8km is 8% gradient.. Well I made it up to The Peak/Mount Austin & there’s no cafe.
It’s all down hill now🙈
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SURPRISE - you never know who you may meet in a hotel lift .. First ride in HK with some RaphaDudes..
Don’t tell MsX 😉
Oops. According to STRAVA.com I am now KOM for the Sunday ride (thanks to the tight bunch today)..
As for the St George club, R.I.P
#hurtlocker #firstworldpelotonproblem #iphone5
I was very fortunate to see most of this in person during the Tour Down Under as a guest of Rapha.. BRING IT!
HED Ardennes in for spoke replacement, so out come the MAVIC CCSR ready for tomorrow.. Most definitely a #FirstWorldPelotonProblem