Day 15. 122km. Menindee – Broken Hill

Posted: October 26, 2020 in Australia, Cycling, NSW
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A nice creek bed for lunch. Out of the wind. I turned off the road and cycled 10 metres towards the creek into the soft clay before my wheels stopped moving. Pushing the bike didn’t work – my sandals just slid in the clay, collecting it on the way. Time for a declay.

Fix the mud

Returning to the bitumen pushing the bike was impossible. The bike had to be carried. Memories of the Oodnadatta Track in the rain. This clay is solid.

Oh, the mud

Oh, the mud

What I originally thought was going to be a massive tailwind turned out to be a massive sidewind – in the beginning with some side-rain. Nothing like some projectile throwing to release the frustration.

Projectile throwing into the wind

At the end of the day I climbed into some hills. Yes. Hills. I wasn’t expecting that. The scenery feels like the Flinders Ranges to me. Desolate landscape and some small hills. The town of Broken Hill has a South Australian feel to it too. It is nearer to Adelaide than to Sydney of course.

The hills near Broken Hill

The hills near Broken Hill

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