This morning, when I woke up, it was a chilly 2 degrees celsius. Suffice to say, I decided not to leave at 07:30, as I intended to. So, I treated myself to a cup of tea, and didn’t end up leaving until just after 09:00. My first port of call was a bicycle shop, to see about getting some full-fingered gloves. Unfortunately, they were closed (even though it was stated that they open at 09:00). So, I decided to push on. After a stop at Macca’s, it was pretty much 10:00 by the time I left Goulburn.
As far as cycle touring goes, today was pretty much an uneventful day. Due to spending most of the day on the M31 Hume Motorway, it was not the most exciting of roads. The high note of the day was lunch at Gunning, where I had fish and chips. A lot of uphill and downhill, again.
Tomorrow, I thought I might have a rest day – as rain is forecast. However, every single hotel/motel in Yass is all booked out. Apparently a car rally will be coming through Yass tomorrow. However, I’ve found out that the rain will have pretty much cleared by the time I’m schedule to leave. Considering I’ll be doing 105km tomorrow, it will be a very early start – 07:30 again! But that’s ok. I’m having a ball!
The photo, in the header, is The Big Merino, nicknamed 'Rambo'. It is located next to Macca's, at the junction with the Hume Highway, Goulburn. Up until May, 2007, it was located on Cowper Street (near the Clinton Street intersection).
|Date||23rd May, 2017|
|Ride time||5 hours, 22 minutes|
|Elapsed time||7 hours, 28 minutes|
|Average speed||16.0 km/h|
|Maximum speed||54.7 km/h|
|Altitude gain||835 metres|