Lovely day on the bike with only 84 km to cover to the next town , Augathella. Conditions remain crisp and clear . This enhances visibility as this dry clear climate is absolutely haze free. Great for photography. Was another very fast ride .
With breaking one spoke over each of the last 3 riding days I was a little apprehensive that I was going to have to do another roadside repair but lucked in and the wheel survived today AOK.
Un- fenced country but with the long drought I have not seen any stock .
Arriving early I decided to check out the pub to get a coffee . The proprietor met my eye and gave a laconic comment which hid his feeling on the matter ,
“ We don’t get much Lycra in here “
I replied , “ fact is I haven’t seen even one other cycle tourist from Dubbo to here “
He seemed satisfied with that .
They do however benefit from the huge volume of baby boomer caravanners who roll thru every day in this season when Aussies retreat from the cold and damp to “ go outback “ . They keep these towns going.
5th wheelers are common as rocking horse shit , but caravans are thicker than flies on a dead dingos donga. Touring cyclists seem non existent.