The second Mt Keira Challenge was run on Sunday 22nd November 2015, and of course Exsight was on the scene. Three (3) tandem teams from eXsight Tandems Illawarra participated in the ride to the summit, all mounted on Cannondale tandems.
Pilot Aldo Vella and Mechanic Geoff Hunter filed the following report
Interactive displays featuring one of the Cannondale Tandems.
On Thursday 1st October 2015, eXsight Tandems Illawarra along with forty-three other community organisations, was invited to participate in the launch of the Community Gateway Hub in Wollongong NSW. Community Gateway is a local not-for-profit organisation working with the elderly, and people with a disability. Further information on the organisation is available at: http://www.communitygateway.net.au/
Some of the other participants included: NSW Family & Community Services; Illawarra Women’s Health; Diabetes NSW; Vision Australia; Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Australian Hearing; Headspace Wollongong; Cochlear Implant Program; NSW Fire & Rescue; NSW Health; Cancer Council of NSW; Physical Disability Council of NSW; Alzheimer’s Australia and the Stroke Foundations.
The Grafton to Inverell road race is called one of Australia’s toughest road races. The 228km course climbs the Gibraltar Range from Grafton the Glen Innes, then continues to Inverell, packing in over 2300m of climbing.
Exsight Pilot Terry Wall is preparing himself to tackle the 2015 edition, which will be held Saturday 24th October (that’s this Saturday at time of writing). Here’s what he has to say about his preparations.
I’ve always been one who looks for an adventure in life. In 2003 I went for a bicycle ride with my 17 year old son Joshua to Africa. We took our mountain bikes with panniers, tent, sleeping gear, cooking gear and rode from Johannesburg, through the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and all the way to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
We still had a long way to go on our journey to the capital of Kenya, Nairobi. Once arriving in Nairobi we then ventured high up into the mountains to climb the 2nd tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kenya. The following week we made our way to Moshi in Tanzania and climbed the ultimate mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro. Now that was an incredible experience.