Cycle Against the Beast – 2017
Day 3 – 22nd May, 2017
It was a very cold start to the day. I left Bowral at 07:30, this morning, and, suffice to say, it was freezing.
I made it as far as Moss Vale, before I decided to grab myself a bacon and egg roll. Quite tasty it was, too. I spent about 20 minutes, before pushing on. By mid-morning, I made it to Bundanoon. Bundanoon is notable as being the first ever Australian town to go bottled water free. There is no bottled water in this town. However, they have public bubblers, where anyone can fill up their own bottles. Silly me didn’t take any pictures of them, though.
There was a lot of up and down hill. A pretty lumpy day, to be honest. At 11:00, I reached Wingello, and decided to have a cup of tea. Definitely needed!
It was here, where I realised I was definitely going to make it to my destination for the day. I did have my doubts, when I left Moss Vale. Thankfully, after that, I was making some pretty good timing. At 13:00, it was lunch time – I’d made it to Marulan, after covering 62 kilometres. Pretty decent timing, in my opinion! For lunch, it was a slice of Quiche and a bottle of ginger beer.
After eating, I gave myself about half an hour waiting for it to settle. The next task was about 25 kilometres of cycling on the motorway. I must say, I’ve never cycled on a motorway before. In the end, it wasn’t too bad. The shoulder was nice and wide. The only real concern was making sure I didn’t ride over any debris. But all was good.
I made a final stop at the Derrick Rest Area, for about 15 minutes, before making the final push towards Goulburn.
After being on the road for eight and a half hours, 92 kilometres, and 830 metres gained, I finally made it to Goulburn – with no mechanicals!