Day Four - 72km

 

Woke up on a flat inflatable bed and realised there was glass all inside the hut. fucking great. Spent the morning warming up in the hut and rolled out at 9am, heading directly into Canberra. Mostly on decent tarmac roads this was just a sweeter 5 hour ride into the city. My back still busted up quite bad, thinking the whole way there how to get to Melbourne sooner. Followed about 10km of super sweet cycle lanes all through Canberra.

Although sweet rides always end quick when you take a shortcut on dirt trails, hit a tree stump and blow a puncture. 20 minute walk to my WarmShowers hosts before planning how to get to Melbourne and get this backpack off my back! Got taken to a local “grill your own” where you pickup your meat to go grill yourself. Never knew that was a thing!

Route available at bottom

 
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Thanks to Komoot for providing a sick app, which I only started using just as I was planning the ride down and since planned the whole adventure through it. At the time of writing this, I’ve since upgraded my phone from an iPhone 5s to iPhone 8, as the app would crash or wouldn’t track properly at certain points.

John Pears