Xmas Epic Kicks Off
The cow of authority has decreed early starts, and we wake at 5:15am for the next 2 weeks. Mark has flat tire, first in years. Blames baggage handlers.
The 5 starting riders are Mark, Malcolm, James, Leah and Scott. Wendy is driving the support car and will be later joined by Dianne. Bikes become integrated parts of us (see Flann O’Brien and here)
We power down the Dandenongs and enter a complex series of bike paths designed to pass by each of Melbourne’s major sculptures.
For more cows, see our collection here.
Greeted by David who is putting us up for the night. Fantastic effort, prawns & beer, we were too disorganised so early in the trip to appreciate it. Had coffee at Ocean Grove surfclub cafe. No Cadel. Had a couple of dinners in town. This first day ends up being the longest time in the saddle. Tomorrow the trip really starts.