Bendigo to Aysons Reserve = 47km
Cummulative total = 47km / 20,048km
Aysons rest area - free!
Well we are on the road again! Day 1 of many more to come! We haven't toured in nearly a year and I sure felt it in the legs today!
We spent last Friday packing up the bikes at home ...
He was extrememly happy Monday morning when we put him in the trailer and took off.
The ride out of Epsom along the Epsom-Barnadown road was nice ... a bit busy due to the time 8.45am but after about an hour the traffic eased off both ways. It is relatively downish for the first few kms and then flat ... the biggest hill is out of Leannes street!
Along this road we had a cross tailwind so that was nice but as soon as we turned north along the Elmore - barnadown road we had a cross head wind! We had this all the way to Elmore and Aysons reserve (30km further on).
Knowing we were going to have this cross head wind we braced ourselves for it but it wasn't too bad, strong but more coming across us and blowing me into the middle of the lane. We took plenty of breaks along the way ...
We did go for a wash in the river to get rid of the excess grime and sweat ... the water is warmish but not too cold that you squeal when getting in it! The river is up but not flowing fast, it is somewhat bracing when you come up due to the wind ... if it was a hot day it would be better so it is a quick run up to the tent to dry off and into clean clothes!
Here is our site with our new tent ...
Tonights dinner is some indian type meal out of a packet and rice, although dessert is Leanne and Russells' strawberries from their garden and yoghurt.
Tomorrow we got to Tongala via Rochester where I am going to pick up a packet of crackers and cheese so that when we get to Tongala we can have the lovely sundried (via the oven) tomatoes that Leanne and Russell made and gave us for the journey .... they are going to be delicious!
Til then happy cycling.