Total time 4 hrs 48
As I started the ride this morning I kept reminding myself to remember the first 30 kms, so that when I wrote this blog tonight it wasn’t all about the monster hills again. The first 30 kms was a beautiful coastal road, with slighty rolling hills, very easy to manage. The road was a little narrow with no shoulder most of the way but the scenery was stunning. At Wilson’s Bay the monster hills started. Up hill for the next 10 kms and then a very fast downhill, up hill for the next 5 kms and then another very fast downhill. A short flat coastal plains road and then another uphill only 200 metres, then another fast downhill. The final 10 kms into Coromandel were relatively flat and a nice wide road with a shoulder. We booked into the YHA and set up camp. We have another hard ride tomorrow, 40 kms and the first 5 kms are uphill!! This is exhausting. I think it might be time to take a day off.