The first hour or so were great. Very little traffic, smooth carriageway and (shh) a tailwind. 15 kilometers travelled at an average speed of 14.9kph which, believe me, is cause for delight and wonder at such good fortune.
The next 15 went by OK but not quite as quick.
I am cycling along the side of the Little Desert today. Still lots of South Australian Blue Gums lining the highway. Just learnt that the River Red Gums follow the water while the Blue Gums follow the road.
As I rode out of Penola I recall seeing a house number 15,xxx but today the house numbers give me the distance to the end of today’s ride. Keith is point X for the Riddock Highway.
At the halfway point a Tavern appeared. A Hamburger with the lot went down very nicely along with the tank water I filled the bottles with at Padthaway. From Penola until now the tap water seems thick and tastes of salts. Because it is treated bore water.
Electric Cars. Lots of TV chat about this. Here is what I saw today infrastructure wise
“Range anxiety” is, apparently, the worry. That sounds familiar … ah yes, I have that each morning when setting off !
The final 10ks were a bit of a slog. It was now in the low 30Cs and it slowed me down. This is Autumn, it should be cooler!
One of Keith’s claims to fame is the monument to AMP for their support opening up the area. This is it.