After an 8 hour sleep, I woke up feeling better than I have since Perth. Which considering I was having trouble eating last night, was a very nice surprise.
The ride started where I left off yesterday and the first 2 hours riding into the wind were hard. After that, the road changed direction and by the end of the day, the wind was pretty much behind me.
Any stress that had been built up throughout the morning instantly vanished and I was back up to normal speeds.
Finishing today I felt fresh. Despite still riding 90-odd miles and having very little in the way of lunch, I felt as if I’d only done a warm up and could’ve gone on a long way. I’m hoping the wind stays in my favour tomorrow and hopefully I’ll be able to finish the Nullarbor on a high.
That’s all really – it’s been a good day. As a side note, I’ve heard that some people would like to know what the scenery is like… Well just imagine looking at absolutely nothing for miles and miles and you’ll probably come up with an image more interesting than what I’ve faced. That being said, the monotony makes it easier to ‘zone-out’ whilst riding which is a good thing (although having a headwind does the opposite).
And finally, in case I forget, good luck to Battersea Ironsides in the national cup final at Twickenham on Sunday. Great achievement just to get there.
Distance: 89.4 miles / 143.7 km
Riding Time: 6:27:50
Av. Speed: 13.8 mph / 22.2 kph