Yesterday I went for a bike ride with two others. We had decided to do a longer ride than usual in the build up to our 100km ride in October. In order to get a ride on a rail trail rather than on the road, we decided to drive to Stratford and then catch the train to Traralgon and ride the trail back to Stratford.
The first hiccup was that fact that on the day the train was not operating due to a mechanical fault and so a bus turned up rather than the train. Fortunately for us the bus was able to accommodate our three bikes.
The weather was dry which was a bonus as we had been anticipating some rain showers. The wind was quite strong and cold on the first part of our ride but eventually the wind eased and the ride was quite pleasant. The trail surface is in good condition compared to the trails closer to home.
We didn’t stop except to have a quick drink of water now and again so I didn’t really get the opportunity for many photos. This one is of the disused railway station at Glengarry. It is now being reused as a craft outlet.
Our trip was anticipated to be 64km but in the end we covered 70km and we certainly felt that we had done so. Our rear ends were suffering by the end of the journey. We had planned to stop at The Badger and Hare for lunch in Stratford but by the time we got to Stratford we had missed the time for lunch. This was a huge disappointment for us as we had been anticipating a delicious lunch at the end of our travails.
You can see by my sleep results that I was absolutely worn out by the time we arrived home. I can’t remember when I last had eleven hours of sleep.