Max Goodman completed a milestone ride from Young to Jugiong and back on Saturday.
It was the 100th round trip he'd made in about 18 months.
In terms of the numbers, the 100 rides equalled 13,000kms of riding, and 170,000m of climbing.
He'd burnt about 220,000 calories and enjoyed 100 coffees and 100 bacon and egg rolls to help him back up the hill.
"It was a great experience," Max said.
"It started off as just a good challenging ride, but I kept thinking I might take it a bit further."
Max was joined by about 30 others, including riders and a support group, many who are part of the Young Cycling Group.
It wasn't the most comfortable of his 100 rides, as consistent rain fell throughout most the trip.
"I'll probably remember it more than if it was a lovely fine day," Max said.
"It started to clear at Jugiong but the heavens opened up again on the way back. It wasn't too heavy.
"There was nearly 30 of us. It was great to have that support along the way. The back-up vehicle with Nevin Holland and Shaun O'Sullivan have accompanied us [Young Cycling Group] on trips to Tasmania, New Zealand, and across Australia. They're a great mob of blokes."
Max was fortunate to avoid a single puncture throughout the 100 rides.
The trip includes about six hours of riding, depending on the weather, with a 30 minute rest at the Long Track Pantry at Jugiong.
He said only on two occasions was there no wind.
"I did the 13,000kms without a puncture. There was one incident when I broke a spoke so the wheel was just flopping around going nowhere. I had to ring-up to get picked up. So there was only one failed attempt. I'm not superstitious but it was the 13th ride to go to 100."
Max said a combination of things keeps him riding.
They include the friendships made, the health benefits, and the physical challenge.
"It's a combination of camaraderie, it doesn't matter if you're a doctor or labourer, everyone is the same once your on the bike. It's great therapy for body and mind, and it's a great challenge. Sometimes you think 'why am I doing this?', but once you're having a beer with your mates afterwards it's a great sense of achievement," Max said.
"Hopefully I have some more challenges left in me before I hang up the bike."
Max wasn't sure what his next challenge will be.
"My wife and I have sold up and we're moving to Queensland. So it'll be something up there. Maybe to the border and back, I'm not sure."
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