Radelaide – Tour Down Under

Today I am in Adelaide, the Mecca of Australian Cycling.  I am here during the Tour Dour Under (TDU), which is the largest road racing event outside Europe.

I landed yesterday and am staying at a beautiful Airbnb in the middle of the city.  I’m very excited about riding lots and perhaps visiting a winery or two.  So far it has been great, the temperature is lovely and the house I am staying in is really lovely.

I went for a ride this morning, the “ride like crazy” ride, a 100km charity event.  I rode this with a bunch of people that I have met through the SuVelo bike club in Sydney.  According to Strava, we were the fastest people to complete the event!  I also bumped into a friend Will Levy at the event, which was nice.

Riding around you can spot the professional cyclists training and I went to the TDU Team Introductions and was sitting very close to the stage.  It is pretty unreal to be able to cycle so close to and see all the professional teams that you read about and see on TV.

That’s all for now, today I’m planning to do some more walking around town and doing some more exploring!