|Cooma to Canberra|
|Date:||12-15-2014||Time:||4:44 h||Σ Time:||500:33 h|
|Distance:||110 km||Σ km:||10618 km||Temp:||4/35°C|
|Up:||920 m||Σ Up:||89551 m||Down:||1165 m|
|Calories:||1820 kcal||Σ kcal:||225263 kcal|
|Conditions:||A quick ride into Canberra, or better a suburb of Canberra. Cold morning start turning into a very hot and dry day.|
Again a very cold night in the Snowy River region. Fog in the morning, until the sun burnt it away. We were riding on the main Highway to Canberra and the ACT (Australian Capital Territory). It was quite busy, but had a wide shoulder to stay off the road for most of the distance. The traffic was fast, but mostly respectful with us. A bike lane was available for the last 10 kilometers to the campsite.
The campsite is basic and quite a distance outside of town. In my opinion far too basic for a rest day campsite. Rather unexpected for the very last rest day before the tour is over, and a caravan park in the countries capital city.
Today I was cycling again with Lydia. I was more or less staying behind her (not drafting) all morning. After lunch I took the lead. Obviously I was too fast for her and she started to drop all kind of ballast from her bike, to be able to keep pace with me. First she dropped her Garmin, then she started to leave more stuff behind her, littering the beautiful country. Time for me to slow down and stop this process. Other riders following us where also not amused about this and picked up her belongings and cleaned up behind her … (part of this is fiction, but losing the Garmin and searching for it, is the truth).