Day 7. 133km. Albury – Corryong

Posted: December 6, 2016 in Australia, Cycling
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There are mountains. There are lakes. There are climbs and descents. And there are lovely mountain landscapes. Well, rolling hill landscapes. I put in 9 hours today to put me one long day from the skiing village of Thredbo.

My lovely camping spot

My lovely camping spot

I started with following the Hume Dam – firstly on the road until I realised that the bike track in view of the road was actually flatter (being an old train line). The climbing started in earnest after about 65km, and from then it’s been up and down.

The Hume Dam

The Hume Dam

The flatter bike path

The flatter bike path

The bike path fizzled out

The bike path fizzled out

Today I passed 1000km from Adelaide. It sounds like nothing after my 41000km from Eindhoven – still, that trip also started at zero.

1000km

1000km

The rolling hills view

The rolling hills view

It is 100km to Thredbo and over 3000m of climbing (!). Tomorrow will be fantastic weather, and then the heavy rain will set in. I really want to make it to Thredbo to weather out the storm. I’ll give it my best shot.

Comments
  1. Paul says:

    Adventure yay!

  2. Charlotte Chidlow says:

    Hi. Matthew. My uncle saw your return from your cycle trip at Adelaide / Brighton pier as he is friends with a neighbor who knew your dad… he sent me the link to your blog. We have now visited Adelaide for the first time and been along the pier at Brighton. We are keen cyclists from UK and have been cycling around Adelaide and Brisbane due to efforts of family letting us have their bikes. Keep up the cycling blogs !! And good luck !

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    You’ve got your groove going! Your happiness on the road comes through. Good luck on your way to Thredbo.

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