Have wanted to do this for a long time now. Left Manly and rode all the way into Sydney. The 13.5 miles was a personal best distance for me, but that doesn’t begin to address the agony of climbing the hills around The Spit (a gorgeous little inner harbor).
I told my wife the most humbling part of this was pushing my bike up the 4th or 5th hill, heart pounding, legs aching. Looking to the left, an older woman on foot, walking her retriever zoomed by me like I was standing still!
But I rode across the Sydney Harbor Bridge!