Monday, July 5, 2010

First post from the road!

So far I have travelled:
  • 20 km day one (well, I did leave Melbourne at 3:30 pm...)
  • 55 km day two
  • 50 km day three
  • 40 km day four (today - taking it easy, checking email etc)
As you can see I am really easing into it. No rush! At least my average speed is picking up each day.

Once I got out of Melbourne I've enjoyed some beautiful country roads. Day two was tiresome hills, a couple of which I had to get off and push the bike up. But after those, and for the last couple of days has been rolling hilling hills so I haven't yet had a throw bike down and kick it tantrum. I'm feeling stronger already (just as well).

Today started off with a lot of roadkill - 3 large wombats and two kangaroos where seen in the space of 16 km, and that's just on one side of the road (including one kangaroo hit this morning by the looks of it). :( All these people whinging about wind tubines killing birds and bats need to get some perspective.

Here are some pictures I've taken so far.






Trying to figure out how to strap this wine barrel onto the bike


Downhill coming right up. Yay!


Uh, another long stupid hill.



Foxes!


On the way to staying with some fellow cycle tourists overnight. Thanks very much to Andy and Gloria for their hospitality. :)

2 comments:

rearviewmirror said...

Great first update, good to see you're well on your way. Good luck on the rest of your journey!

pooru said...

I thought it was only non working pumps, flat tyres and heat stroke that caused tantrums?
like the roads clear of cars too ... envious
Keep out the of wind
pooru