Cycle Against the Beast – Day 4 (Goulburn to Yass) – Most of the day on the motorway

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!

On approach to Yass.
On approach to Yass

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Date 23rd May, 2017
Distance 85.9 km
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 (alleged) 704 metres

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