Day 3. 90km. Tarana – Newbridge

Posted: October 14, 2020 in Australia, Cycling, NSW
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It was a cycle through the dark, and then up the very well maintained stairs in the first morning light to the jumble of massive boulders on the top. Lots of gaps and holes to crawl through. Lots to explore next time.

Evans Crown

Evans Crown


Matt the cyclist I met in Leura gave me a tip. While in Tarana, go to Evans Crown at sunrise. I watched the sun poke above the opposite hill as I sat on one of the boulders perched above the valley. Spectacular.

Evans Crown

Evans Crown

Evans Crown

Evans Crown


At 8:30 I finally left Tarana and followed a creek and the train line, climbing up over hills where there train line skirted around the edge. It was a beautiful, peaceful road, super lush and green. Peaceful except for the magpies that squarked and swooped. Nothing like yesterday’s attempt at my eyes though.

The road to Bathurst

The road to Bathurst

The road to Bathurst

The road to Bathurst

The road to Bathurst

The road to Bathurst


The pub in Newbridge is being renovated. No rooms. No food. They have beer though. Had a nice chat with Bob. I’m cycling through a massive volcano crater that stretches from Parkes to Bathurst, apparently. Learn something new every day. 🙂

The pub at Newbridge

The pub at Newbridge

Comments
  1. Stunning scenery! Beautiful roads in your photos to Bathurst. How do you go getting used to riding with all that weight on a heavy bike? I’m a road cyclist – I like my fancy light weight speed machine. Must be a transition… but also worth it to tour?

    • You just have to go slowly and you gradually get used to it. I always get cramp on the first day but my body adapts and it’s all good after that. Touring cycling is a great way to see the world.

      • I’d love to do this one day. I’d also like to ride roads in Europe. But I want my speedy bike for that. I don’t have a touring bike… maybe that’s the next bike I need 🤨. It would be an adjustment for sure and a different head space I imagine. Less looking at Garmins and numbers and more looking at the world around you. Sounds amazing.

      • I find I am doing numbers in my head too. How many kms to the next destination and how long that would take. They’re just slower numbers.

  2. valerievolk says:

    Spectacular sunrise photos

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Looks like you are having beautiful spring weather!

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