Cycling 58:00  22.0 km (2:38 / km)
Borrowed a bike from Andy with the aim of heading out this morning (among other things). It took a while (with some help from Google Bike Mechanic) to work out what I needed to do to which lever to get the gears to change down, and I had to tighten the seat post a couple of times, but once those false starts were out of the way and I'd got a feel for the bike after 10-15 minutes, this was a nice ride - certainly an easier bike to go up hills on than any I've been on previously.
The ride itself was an out-and-back to somewhere a bit short of the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre (aka the "poo farm"). Haven't been out this way too often, so hadn't previously seen such places as the station of the Molonglo Rural Fire Brigade (probably a post-2003 creation) or the premises of the Billabong Aboriginal Corporation. (Growing up in Canberra in the 1980s, it was entirely possible to be more or less completely oblivious to the existence of a local Aboriginal community; I guess it's different now). More traffic out the far end than I was expecting; 8am must be start time at the LMWQCC.
(Those who are squeamish about the idea of drinking recycled water - if you're in Adelaide, or on the Murrumbidgee/Murray system anywhere downstream of Canberra, you already are).
Hamstring felt a bit fatigued later on, though not in the areas which have been causing trouble (and there was no post-ride tightness). The body position on this bike, though, isn't so conducive to riding with a substantial backpack - not so comfortable commuting to/from the Bureau (although the tailwind certainly helped with the climb back up from the lake).
Found myself towards the end in the company of a group of five kids, probably about 7 to 13, riding to school (with no adults present, other than myself). Nice to see that still happens in Canberra; don't think you'd see it in Melbourne.