A Travellerspoint blog

June 2010

Preparations

Mad distances on the Toowoomba Escarpment

3 °C

For many months now, we have been reaching new levels of insanity as we prepare for the trip. We have built up from our daily 10-15 km relaxation rides through the park to some full-on 50-80 km jaunts down and back up the elevation of the Toowoomba range. My psychological self-readiness test was to be able to do a complete loop from up here to down there and back without getting off the bike and walking. On Sunday we went down the rollercoaster-style Silver Pinch Road behind Flagstone Creek to Helidon and on to Murphy's Creek. We had lunch at Spring Bluff and then came up the 21% gradient to Mt Kynoch and home. I pedalled all the way .... I think I'm ready.

The bikes went to the bike shop for packing today and we said good-bye to them until July 3rd.

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