This set of web pages contains the notes written on the RTA
Big Ride in March 2002. The ride went from Warragamba in
Western Sydney southwards to Bungendore - east of Canberra -
and then west through Yass and Harden to Cootamundra.
I used the touring bike on this ride, since there were
sections on dirt, and because the tourer would be more
comfortable on longer rides and on hills. The availability of
the panniers would also be helpful in carrying items needed
during the day, and obviate the need to carry a backpack.
Here is an image of the bike a few days beforehand, set up for
Cat in the bag
The following links will take you to the given day. Each day's
entry will have links to this page and to the previous and
next day's entry. Original images as pulled off the camera
will be located in subdirectories, which will also hold images
not linked from web pages.