7/5/2013 Clare to Burra. 41.8 kms.
A hell of a day. The going was very tough, steep hills, dirt roads and a head wind. We were cycling (and pushing) uphill most of the day. Cycling from 10.15am to 4.45pm.
Scott has another look at the map, have we really only come that far? We camped at the Burra Caravan Park and provided entertainment to the grey nomads who couldn’t believe we were cycling.
From Camels Hump Road looking towards Clare.
8/5/2013 Burra to Mt Bryan East School. 41.8 kms.
Another exhausting day, head winds all day, lots of hills and rough dirt roads. The old school is for the use of cyclists on the Mawson Trail, and walkers on the Heyson Trail. Scott saved the day by secretly buying Mars bars on his shopping run, and handing them out when we had no energy left, chocolate never tasted so good.
9/5/2013 Mt Bryan East to Hallett. 22kms.
Even stronger wind than yesterday. Pedalling downhill. However because we were changing direction, we did get a tailwind some of the time. Thoroughly exhausted by the time we reached Hallett, so we decided to stop for the day and have the afternoon off. First hundred kilometres over, and it has been a very hard few days. We have seen lots of kangaroos, sheep, and the locals are very friendly.