A short city errand turns into an interesting destination-free ride. Lucky I had the bike with me, so I parked in Woolloomooloo early on a Sunday morning and headed west with no destination in mind. The Finger Wharf area is well worth exploring.
I rode past Garden Island and up through Kings Cross, then headed towards Paddington. The old pubs and the heritage-listed water supply vaults are a fascinating piece of Sydney’s history. Lost count of how many lovely old churches there are in this area.
From Paddington I rode past Centennial Park and the Entertainment Quarter, then on to colourful Darlinghurst. The city skyline was my only navigational aid and fortunately all paths led back to Woolloomooloo.
I didn’t think it was worth activating Strava, but I wish I did. The route would have looked hilarious as it wriggled down side alleys and lanes. It was only 17kms in total but took almost two hours; great fun, safe and scenic the whole way. A sketch of the general route is below:
Not at all! The power-to-weight ratio of the Ordica beats the Merida hands down. Its all about ‘horses for courses’. I now have two ebikes that cover the riding spectrum and I use them equally. I would choose the Merida if the terrain is varied or its a long haul; I would pick the Ordica for most of the known cycle paths. Both are a pleasure to ride; I’ll post a comparative review soon to help people clarify their own criteria for choosing an ebike.
What’s the story with the Ordica bike? Downsized and down Powered?