First and foremost I need to say a huge thank you to Steve, Leanne, and Sam for looking after me yesterday (and much of the last week in Steve’s case). I had a brilliant day off and I managed to get what was probably the longest sleep I’ve had since living in London. I also saw my first koala (and yes Chris, bats as well) which was very exciting.
Today was a bit different. After relaxing so much yesterday, I found myself riding in completely the wrong mindset. The first few hours did not pass quickly and the situation was not helped by the rain – which stayed for the majority of the day. Speaking to some locals after about 30 kilometres, they told me the rain would move on… they were right; the problem was that I did as well.
Looking back, I really don’t remember much of today. It’s a bit odd but kilometres 40 to 80 seem to have fallen out of my head. I know it was wet though.
Today ended up being one of the hilliest days I’ve had since Europe. In fact it was probably in the top five of the whole trip which came as a bit of a surprise. Having looked at the ride profile beforehand, I knew the day had a bit of up and down but I think it’s fair to say that I underestimated it slightly.
I’ll be heading north soon, so hopefully the weather will start improving…
Distance: 104.8 miles / 168.5 km
Riding Time: 7:59:50
Av. Speed: 13.1 mph / 21.1 kph