Perth's cyclists are guns on the flat, rode in a club training ride with the south perth rouleurs who were real good sports and welcomed me with ou hesitation. Ride was about 30 - 40 strong taking up a lane of the HWY through town, sliting into fast and slow groups. The pace was nuts and didn't help that found my self in the break away of about 6 men off the front of the fast group! Compounding issues is the fact that if i dropped off i had no idea where i was and had no oreintation! See map for the ride i did, was hard yards. Was on the rivet for the last 30km and was in dificullties a couple of times gettign back on board. - nice guys and girls and well organised! See photos on Flickr Set
Rode an easier ride Sun morning with Dirk from the Perth HASSELL office showing me the common perth loop around the river, which was awesome of him. Real nice views and pretty much no traffic to worry about. This is like the military rode route with lots of cyclists and groups.
Will keep you posted, and hope your all keeping the hammer down in my absense! - FS