Every lane is a bike lane
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
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Day 25: Waterfalls and reacquaintances
I decided to take things a little easier today - given that the next two days will feature three mountain passes each. I awoke not feeling the best this morning. Seems I ate a little too much from the Ouse Supermarket last night - or was it the water here? I don't know. I started to feel a little better on the first climb out of town. Fortunately it was long enough to work up a bit of a sweat if I didn't take my jacket off.
I paused in the town of Ellendale, bought some bottled water and knocked back one of those vile tasting sports drinks. Now my stomach somehow felt better. There were a few little ups and downs along the next few km to Westerway. For some reason I decided to pause here (8km or so from the finish of the ride) and apply sunscreen. Perhaps it was a good decision in hindsight.
The ride finished at Mt Field National Park, after I paused along the way to buy Raspberries at a fruit stall (I did say they were fair game). I discovered that my companions from Rosebery were camping here the night. In a way I was glad because in a crowded campsite one cannot always be sure which campers are going to make a noise later in the night.
Later that afternoon I took a 2 hour walk through some great waterfalls. Lady Barron and Russell Falls are the better known ones, but I found Horseshoe Falls to be more interesting. Perhaps that's just a personal thing. Perhaps it's just another personal thing that I put my map through the washing machine that night. Not a major problem - as I've bought better maps since I've been down here. However, cycling clothes covered in lint is not a good look.
"I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
"We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
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