Day 361, Thursday, 25 March, 2010

Distance travelled – 68.0 km
Avg speed – 17.4 kph
Max speed – 42.9 kph

Campbelltown to Mittagong

We opted for the easy way to Mittagong this morning, straight up the Hume Highway. Earlier this year we heard a news report that 3000 trucks use the Hume Highway each night so we can only guess that more use it during the day. Whatever the case it is certainly a busy road but with such a wide shoulder we felt it was a safe and comfortable way to ride. The alternative was across the Razorback Range with shorter steeper climbs and no sealed shoulder. We still had to climb on the Hume but the grade was a friendly 560m climb to Mittagong.

We have driven this road many times but today was the first time we had the opportunity to take time and look at the views from each of the high bridges along the road. The gorges these bridges cross are indeed very attractive.

Following on from our visit to the Powerhouse Museum on Monday, today is the 110th anniversary of Donald Mackay finishing his bicycle ride around Australia. To mark this day the Powerhouse has profiled his bicycle as the ‘Object of the Week’ along with a photo of the two of us at the Museum. Click to read ‘Cycling around Australia’ on the Powerhouse Museum’s website. Thank you to the Powerhouse for this story.

The Daily Telegraph also did a small story today on Mackay with a small mention about us two Sprung Chickens.

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


Three forms of articulated transport - man power, horse power and diesel

"Where are we staying tonight Denise?"


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