Part II of the ride to Skipton.
By now the sun was out and I had to seek shelter when eating lunch. Not too much wind in the town but the outer trees were thrashing around in a worrying way.
I knew there were 40 kilometers to ride, there was likely to be a strong headwind and I was feeling tired already. Perhaps I should just go home!
The route was mostly uphill and the headwinds combined with the climbing cut the speed down dramatically. At the end the average speed for the ride was so low I won’t print it here. Nevertheless I pressed on and used mind tricks to keep focussed as every bit of the way looked like what we had just passed. Long straight uphill sections separated by a not so steep bit. Few vehicles but you always have to know when they are there, so no daydreaming.
After a long ride I pulled up at the BP servo in Skipton and gained access to the cabin I booked 2 weeks ago. The booking process had been easy going and I was a bit worried there might not be a cabin for me. I was relieved to find I had one, really tired now and discovered a blister under the left foot. It had been sore – that’s why!
A shower, a reconstituted freeze dried meal and a rest. Tomorrow I will be as good as new for the 50k to Lake Bolac. Fingers crossed.