Day 434. 75km. Bush – Bush

Posted: August 22, 2016 in Australia, Cycling
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‘Have you got any water?’
I wanted to do it without flagging a car down, but that was not to be. The people were lovely and filled up our bottles and let us guzzle more water down before leaving. Bad road cycling in Australia.

On the road to Kings Canyon

On the road to Kings Canyon

When I was 20 I had my nose broken when practicing Tae Kwon Do. Since then I have not been able to breathe properly through my nose. I have never got around to getting it fixed. It was quite annoying today. My mouth was constantly dry, and I had to keep it open. This is a big source of evapouration. I can’t do much about the amount I sweat (which is not much in the not so hot, dry desert), but, a nose operation would help with this problem. I had drunken 10 litres of water since our last water stop at Glen Helen. Clement had drunken 2.

On the road to Kings Canyon

On the road to Kings Canyon

The road continued past a line of rocky hills. It was all amazingly green, and didn’t really feel like a desert at all. It wasn’t possible to look around much, though. Full concentration was required on the road to navigate the path of fewest bumps. Rocks and corrigations made for a slow and bumpy ride, and despite cycling for over 7 hours, we only made it 75km. Tomorrow Kings Canyon.

  1. It may only be 75km, but I dare say it was 75km of fantastic views!

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