a weblog of my veggie powered cycling adventures



Surly Pugsley Special Ops, Flagstaff Hill,  Wollongong (looking south)
Pug Ops first ride

I have just acquired a Surly Pugsley Special Ops (a fat bike for those otherwise unfamiliar), after being interested in them for a few years. Being back in Oz, they are about as — perhaps even less — common as snow on the beach. It was for riding on the latter where my interest primary sat.

It was shipped to a friend’s business premises (to meet courier requirements), which is about 10km away. The plan was to pick it up and ride it back — which would open up the possibility to get it out onto sand for the last couple kms.

Escarpment trail
Illawarra Escarpment trail

I had eagerly awaited for the shipping containter with my F400 to arrive, wanting to ride the trail from Corrimal to Bulli along the Illawarra Escarpment. I had packed it up with a few other items (Bob Ibex, camping gear and a few boxes of books) for the boat ride back from Canada. After getting a service and putting on some new dirt tires it was time to explore.

Critical Mass, Market St, Sydney CBD
Kentlyn, Otford to Wollongong

I have tentative plans to do a 7 or so day ride starting at the Six Foot Track in the Blue Mountains (NSW, Australia) and heading South towards Wombeyan Caves. From there I will likely ride south-east towards Mittagong, and possibly head north from there.