New Zealand has demonstrated many times that it is capable of building spectacular cycling and walking trails. What is it about Canberra that we have so little imagination and ambition?
If you want to commute to work there are a number of factors that will make it easy to start. Here is an overview of things to consider.
Some love hills. As meditation or test to oneself, the key seems to lie in enjoying the experience. Here are a list of hill climbs that lie in the remote areas of the ACT including the Namadgi National Park.
CBR Cycle Routes are the Principal Community Routes around Canberra. In OpenStreetMap, some routes have still not been marked. Here is the lost and found list, including maps.
Comparing Wahoo Elemnt Roam cycling computer with navigation to Garmin Edge. GPS cycling computers are reviewed on a regular basis. After using a Garmin device for years, We have swapped to a Wahoo device. How do they compare?
Maps are an approximation of the real world. No map can contain all the detail of the real world. A good map captures what is important for you. OpenStreetMap is an open-source project that provides the best maps for Canberra. However, the process is not as simple as it might seem.
The old bike path through the Ginninderra Creek valley was built long ago but still one of the best rides in the ACT. Ride from the end of the Belconnen Bikeway to the Macgregor along the Ginninderra Creek. This valley is very pretty and highly recommended.
There are many ways to plan your route around Canberra. Here are a few suggestions. If you want to plan a ride around Canberra, you will need a good map. After that, a route suggestion could be useful. Here both are discussed.
When fixing old bikes we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place due to the availability of parts. The product life cycles seem to be getting shorter with the result that parts for previous models – less than 1 year old – may be no longer available. This technological advancement has the benefit of providing us with better bikes, but it is making their lifespan shorter.
The ACT has big mountains, by Australian standards, to the west of the city. Canberra was built in the flattest area of the Territory. We need to leave the city to find the spectacular.