Mercer SuperCycle 2018 Day 7

Day 7 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

Mercer SuperCycle is a great week of getting away from things with a few people who will quickly become close friends and riding your bike. As a side benefit you can eat what you like and drink what you like and know that you should be doing this. But there is always something special about […]

SA Power Networks Team Mercer SuperCycle 2018

Day 6 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

The best description of today is “long, hot and hard”. We had a lovely night in Robe, with dinner at the Robe Hotel and visitors from The Hospital Research Foundation and past Supercyclists. We were also joined by some two day riders from the HPS and SA Power Networks teams (fresh meat for doing some work […]

Sunrise on Day 5 of Mercer SuperCycle coming out of Mount Gambier

Day 5 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

After four days of solid work, there were a lot of tired and sore bodies having to be pushed out of bed out of this morning. A lot of sore bums as well, after hours and hours of contact with saddles. But the gorgeous morning that we set off into more than made up for […]

Mercer SuperCycole Day 4

Day 4 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

Welcome to Hump Day. After yesterday’s 197kms, today was a relatively “short” 178kms from Port Fairy to Mt Gambier. Day 4 can be hard work, as the legs burn at every bump in the road (especially after a stop), and the body is just hurting. Today was a slight exception due to the lovely tail […]

Day 3 Mercer SuperCycle Apollo Bay to Port Fairy

Day 3 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

The overriding feeling from today’s ride is “gosh, that was long and hard”. 197kms, and 2000ms of climbing makes for a big day. But the riders did a fabulous job and handled it perhaps not with ease but without falling in a heap. As usual, the start was in the early morning pre-dawn darkness, with […]

Cycling the GreatOcean Road Mercer SuperCycle

Day 2 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

“He stilled the storm to a whisper, and the waves of the sea were hushed” (Psalm 107:29) Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration, but compared to yesterday it was a perfectly calm and windless day. Back a step. We all got together for a fabulous dinner last night at the Waurn Ponds Estate. Lots […]

Mercer SuperCycle 2018 - Day 1

Day 1 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

“May you live in interesting times” (ancient Chinese curse, according to some sources), and “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” (motivational nonsense) are two trite descriptions of today’s ride. “Well, that was fun” was also overheard amongst the peloton, but there may have been a certain sarcastic tone with this statement. The day started […]

Mercer SuperCycle 2018 blog Day 0 – The storm before the calm

Two days to go before the flag drops on Mercer Supercycle 2018 and the excitement is building.  For a ride like this, it’s not just a matter of thinking one day “Let’s go for a ride from, say, Melbourne to Adelaide. I know, let’s invite a few friends and raise some money.”. There is a […]