I’m going to Australia for 2.5wks in April and will have a short week (Sun-Thu) of free time in Bondi at the end before returning home. I know that until we get to Bondi, it’s likely I’ll only have time for running though I may be able to get into the pool or ocean, too. I’ll take run kit and swim kit, but I’m trying to figure out the cycling bit.
My first question: suggestions on indoor cycling options in the Bondi area or strong recommendations on safe outdoor cycling routes in the area?
Indoor cycling means I’ll just take my cleats, bib/shirt, and possibly pedals. Outdoor means helmet, too, a bulky item. I’m inclined to want to stick indoors not just because of packing light but because I’m wary of cycling where motorists don’t like cyclists. Looking at a map, being in Bondi means having to cycle a while through Sydney to get to open roads. The apparent additional travel time to/from ‘good riding’ also nudges me toward indoor sessions.
Second question: I’m training for ironman so I’m also thinking ‘short’ 1-3hrs on a trainer for maintenance (preventing losing too much) during this trip is adequate. This isn’t a training camp but a family trip, after all. My “A” race isn’t until mid-August and my first race of the season, a half-IM, is two-weeks after we return home.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks in advance.