For those of you who were at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2011 or have been watching the blog, you will know that I am going on a bicycling and camping trip with my family for the Great West Australian Bike Ride 2011 (http://www.greatwest.com.au/).
We have been preparing for the last 6 months or so, by getting our gear, bikes and bodies ready.
David with Aaron (right) and Rohan (left) training in the Perth hills. Look for the city in the distance.
The time for training is over as the ride is now here.
The ride is a 9 day, all inclusive, cycling and camping holiday adventure which will see you explore towering forests, white sandy beaches & world famous wineries in Australia's South West.
In those 9 days, we will travel 560km (348 mi) around some of the most stunning countryside that Australia has to offer.
Below is a summary of the 2011 Rider Route, clicking on the links will go to the post for that day as they are published.
Day Date From Distance 1 Saturday 19-Mar-2011 Manjimup to Pemberton 51 km (32 mi) 2 Sunday 20-Mar-2011 Pemberton to Karridale 105 km (65 mi) 3 Monday 21-Mar-2011 Karridale to Margaret River 73 km (45 mi) 4 Tuesday 22-Mar-2011 Rest Day 0 km (0 mi) 5 Wednesday 23-Mar-2011 Margaret River to Dunsborough 63 km (39 mi) 6 Thursday 24-Mar-2011 Dunsborough to Busselton 70 km (43 mi) 7 Friday 25-Mar-2011 Busselton to Balingup 100 km (62 mi) 8 Saturday 26-Mar-2011 Balingup to Nannup 43 km (27 mi) 9 Sunday 27-Mar-2011 Nannup to Manjimup 56 km (35 mi)
Here is the final post on the series: The Great West Australian Bike Ride - Wrap Up.
The following map shows the route in more detail, you can click to see the ful sized version.
The Route Profile is attached to the bottom of this article if you want to see the hills we will be facing.
I will be posting my progress on the trip by emailing Patrick Roth from my Windows Phone 7 handset and he will transfer the text and images into blog posts.
Here are some news articles from the West Australian Newspaper (one of the sponsors):
Please post comments with your thoughts and support.