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O’Connell to Katoomba – A great finish – Berghofers Pass (84k/1,784m)

(October 15, 2020 – written by Dave) For those of you who think we might have been a little overly dramatic about our hotel room yesterday, I’ve included a few photos to give you a better idea. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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Orange to O’Connell – Local knowledge (107k/1,015m)

(October 14, 2020 – written by Dave) We had a longer day planned so we made an early exit from our hotel room in Orange. Traffic was minimal in town and got quieter as we broke the city limits past … Continue reading

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Orange musings

(October13, 2020 – written by Dave) We’ve had a nice relaxing day here in Orange. Orange was founded in 1846 but really hit its growth spurt when the rail line from Sydney reached here in 1877. It is still served … Continue reading

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Bathurst to Orange – Rolling hills (mountains) (60k/1,240m)

(October 12, 2020 – written by Nancy) It was a very chilly night in the tent last night – the thermometers on the bike computers read 3C (37.5 for our Fahrenheit friends).  And, in case you thought Dave was fibbing … Continue reading

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Hill End to Bathurst – More fun ups (79k/1,360m)

(October 11, 2020 – written by Dave) I’m happy to report that last night it was kangaroo central at the Village Campground in Hill End. A large mob of them came out at dusk and we heard them running to … Continue reading

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Gulgong to Hill End- Three climbs to Hill End (94k/1,522m)

(October 10, 2020 – written by Dave) Today we rode from one old gold rush town to another. We started in Gulgong and finished up in Hill End. And when I say we finished up, I mean up. Most of … Continue reading

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Gulgong musings

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(October 9, 2020 – written by Dave) We keep running into more cyclists. Last night at dinner (with Helen and Roman) we ran into Saskia and Luke – we’ve been leapfrogging them all week. Then this morning we ran into … Continue reading

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Wellington to Gulgong- In the wet, finishing the CWCT (75k/740m)

(October 8, 2020 – written by Dave) For those keeping track of yesterday’s blog, we had Thai for dinner last night. The short walk won out. It was quite tasty, the owners were clearly from Thailand – you never know … Continue reading

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Billy ‘O to Wellington – Short day to Well-o (54k/480m)

(October 7, 2020 – written by Dave) We had a quiet night in the old wool shed at Billy ‘Os. It really was a wonderful stop and for sure a place we will go back to. You wouldn’t absolutely need … Continue reading

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Ballimore to Billy O’s – A day of serendipity (69k/550m)

(October 6, 2020 – written by Dave) First a couple comments about last night at the Hair of the Dog Pub. While we were complementary in yesterday’s post I’m not sure that I was effusive enough. What a great stop … Continue reading