Cycle Against the Beast – Day 9 (Wagga Wagga to Culcairn)

It was a dark and stormy night…

Ok, it wasn’t a stormy night. But there was a bit of rain this morning, which, after looking at the weather forecast last night, I was expecting. Thankfully, it was all cleared up by the time I headed off at around 08:15. Again, it was a little tough going today. My saddle hasn’t broken in properly, yet, and my butt’s definitely paying for it! My aim was to get to Culcairn as quickly as possible, as there were showers forecast.

A third of the way along, I passed through a town called ‘The Rock’, which is named after the nearby ‘The Rock Hill’, or vice versa. Thankfully, I didn’t have to climb it!

The Rock Hill, at The Rock.
The Rock Hill, at The Rock

On approach to Henty, with only about 17 km to go, it started raining. I decided to make it a lunch stop, at a the local pub. A tasty, fisherman’s basket. No pint, though! I hadn’t finished the day’s cycling. I’ll have one of them this evening. 🙂

Culcairn! The day’s target met! Tomorrow, it’s only about 50 km. I think I’m going to sleep in, tomorrow. 🙂

Culcairn
Culcairn

Culcairn
Culcairn

The photo, in the header, is the old stationmaster's residence, in Culcairn. It is currently undergoing restoration

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Date 28th May, 2017
Distance 73.7 km
Ride time 4 hours, 28 minutes
Elapsed time 6 hours, 13 minutes
Average speed 16.5 km/h
Maximum speed 42.5 km/h
Altitude gain (alleged) 279 metres

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