Well, all I can say is Holey Moley!
I adore Bishop Bikes and this road bike is just a stunner!
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This past week I did my first 130km ride to a country town called Boorowa and back.
I didn’t go super fast, but I had a really good time.
A couple of things I noticed during the ride:
Boorowa is a small, but very pretty town on the south-west slopes of NSW, Australia. It is famous for its wheat and canola production and for being the home of the endangered Superb Parrot, which is a very brightly plumed bird. I saw quite a few Superb Parrots on my ride. I’ve seen so many around here and where I live that they don’t seem too endangered to me – at least not around here. But it’s good to make sure they are looked after eh?
Boorowa also holds its annual Irish Woolfest in October each year, which features “The Running of the Sheep”, Boorowa’s equivalent to “The Running of the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. For a light-hearted look at the event, see the video below.
The most beautiful part of the ride is the road into Binalong on the way back from Boorowa, which is lined with green trees and shady patches.
The picture below is on the slight uphill before you get to the greenery. As you can see the day was bright and clear.
The towns on the route include Yass, Rye Park, Boorowa, Binalong and Bowning.
Between Yass and Rye Park, there are about 10kms of gravel, but it’s mostly not too rough and was easily covered.
I recommend the ride to anyone who wants an enjoyable day on the bike.
WARNING – disturbing footage if you are a cyclist!
It looks like the rider was OK.
As some of you will know it’s supposed to be pronounced ey-ya, but in Australia it will no doubt be pronounced el-la and that sounds good too.
Tell all of your female cycling friends and don’t forget to bookmark it even if you’re a male cyclist. We all need to raise the profile of women’s cycling.
Well done cyclingtips!
Cycling is number 4 for doping positives in 2014 with 16 positives compared to athletics with 95.
By country the USA tops the list with 61 cases, followed by Russia with 47.
See the bigger graphic at: Final 2014 doping figures.
I really like this video.
Setting off on a ride without a plan or a map and just having a fun time – maybe that’s what we all need to do sometimes.