Day 2 – Renmark – Loxton – Wunkar – Walker Flat (173.3 km)
Today’s highlights included stunning scenery at the start with fog rolling off the Murray River, morning tea (donuts & coffee) at Loxton, and more stunning scenery at the end of the ride at Walker Flat.
The day dawned coldly with much fog (which took the first couple of hours to burn off into glorious sunshine) but before we could even mount our bikes, there were the first 2 punctures of the day to fix and a bit of blacksmithing on one of our Captain’s shoes.
The ride was characterised by multiple stretches of long, straight, and generally flat road. Tedious is probably the best word to describe the scenery and terrain. Boredom was an oft used term. However, after getting those first day nerves out of the system, the entire team rode very well together, and without incident for the entire 173 km.
We were able to include some guest riders in the peloton and again there were a few members of the group who notched up personal bests for distance ridden. Perseverance is definitely an apt motto for Cycle 4 Sam.
- 23.55 km/h average speed
- 78 average cadence
- 7.06 hours in the saddle
- 535 metres climbed