Why is a long-distance bicycle tour always too short? A week seems way too short, since I still want to be on the road, pedalling to the next stop. Anyway, the ride to Canberra went through some serious mountains, with some climbs feeling like walls:

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Sometimes we had bitumen,

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sometimes not:

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But it is stunning countryside:

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At one point, the only food available in the one shop (a pub) was …

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Yes, chunky beef pies. We bought out the whole supply. By the time we arrived in Gunning, they also had bumnuts:

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Along the way, we stayed in pubs for next to nothing:

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At the end, I decided to introduce my grandson to the glory of bicycles:

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And then read him a bedtime story (ht cp):

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