Day 97 The Mountain Stages

Route details: Ingham – Cardwell
53Kms; 3hr 15m

We spent the night in Ingham (no chickens) rehydrating, no beer this time.  And being told about the nasty range we had to ride over to get to Cardwell.

And before we knew it, the range was looming up in front of us, after 800kms or there abouts of reasonable flatness, someone thought it would be funny to chuck in a hill.

The details of the stage, not a major hill unless you chuck on 4 panniers and a trailer

And we made it up and over, Colette pedaled the whole way.  I however dismounted 200m from the top and pushed the bike (I’m still disappointed about that).  But on the plus side I found just after the cool descent that my pedal was coming off, and had I kept going I probably would have ruined the crank.  And I still go to the top first …

The view from the top of the other side.  Finally no cane and a descent view.

Colette looking ragged at the top … it was a big effort to push it all the way.

GPS Route Map
Data from Garmin Edge 305 via SportsTracks with GoogleMaps)

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