Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 1 - Canberra to Oberon

A Baptism of wind and cold.

Although the day dawned bright and clear, the stiff SW breeze had a bite to it that spoke of worse to come. Away after 10 taking the back road to Goulburn. Halfway to Goulburn the weather had turned with the SW wind driving low cloud and showers across our path. Taralgo for lunch and then off up to Black Springs and Oberon. Temp falling to 4 degrees C and the low cloud / showers threatening to turn to sleet.

"Cold wet wind slices across the road.
The machine lurches and crabs sideways.
The rider smiles,accelerates and grips tighter."

Oberon by 3 and over a cup of hot chocolate we decide to give ourselves an early mark, and to spoil ourselves with a motel room. No way we were going to pitch a tent and camp in conditions like this.

Dinner at the Oberon RSL and early to bed. Weather forecast looking better for Monday (16th - my birthday!)

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