Day 5 – Carrickalinga
Our much-needed (and well deserved) rest day dawned bright and sunny. A small group of 5 mounted up for a quick downhill to Yankalilla for brunch. Bacon, eggs, pancakes and lots of coffee. Climbing back up the hill rounded out a massive 10km recovery ride. The troop of kids were heading out for their 25km loop as we returned and as we headed out to McLaren Vale for some lazy wine tasting and lunch they climbed the steep hill and returned to camp.
Washing and a bit of bike maintenance were the order of the day and our fabulous masseuses were kind enough to forego their rest day and attended to some of the niggling aches and pains still evident.
Next stop Normanville Hotel for some refuelling and a bit more R & R before heading out on the road again tomorrow. Two more full days of riding to go with a climb to Mount Lofty on Saturday to release balloons for Sam’s anniversary.