All is tranquillo
Depart: 6:24; arr: 3:30; dist: 59.7km; saddle: 3h 37m; ave: 16.1k/h; ascent: 1014m.
Total Dist.:119.9km; Total Asc.:1992m.
What could be better than an early morning walk up a 5 km hill?
All is tranquillo, with a 13°C morning through leafy forest.
Leah buys a $5 bolt for her cleat in bike shop. Falls out in one day.
A Japanese tourist pushes baby pram on Tathra wharf. Can’t understand why he’s copping abuse.
A close-up of the signage. Flames are what we are all about.
Fantastic lunch at just the right time. Spirits are flagging as the traffic along the Sapphire Coast Hwy is uncomfortable/borderline suicidal.
The gang: Badass!
Get onto bike trail into Pambula. Town Caravan Park is attached to a trailer park across from the bottle shop. The caretaker is very attentive and organises tables and chairs for our use.
The day has been tough. 1000m+ ascent and lots of traffic in 2nd half. And yet the hill-climbing odyssey has only just begun…