The Weather forecast was good, if not a little too warm. They also missed the bit about underwear changing strong gusty winds. Set off around 9 ish, fueled up without a firm view on final destinations but I really wanted to see the old train station at Robertson on the Southern Highlands, it's famous you know!. I would then decide on what to see and do after that. Well, very disappointed by the train station - the rail side is hidden by a locked fence. Couldn't even have a leak! I'm sure it is pretty if you can access the rail side.
Decision time - let's do Macquarie Pass, its mid week, mid morning, should be fun. It was ....s sort of but maybe a few too many real tight turns incorporating much steepness. To be honest, I did prefer the Clyde Mt. But the windy bits are only 8km so it is not an lengthy period of time to cover the distance. Hit the Princess Highway and headed North to the Headlands Hotel at Austinmer for lunch. Those keen readers of this blog might remember that I had my birthday ride lunch at the same place - then I waited eons for a slightly disappointing hamburger - None of that today - Beaut fish and chips and it didn't take long at all.
Another decision point - oh well, better go look and look at the shack and see if it is as bad as I remember it. You can look at the Pics - judge for yourself - I think I have taken my very last holiday to anywhere - insert very sad emoticon (which I don't think this web builder platform supports).
Time to head back, the temps were hovering around a beautiful 25 down the coast and were hovering around 35 on the highway back. I did detour through Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale to avoid the freeway but the winds were freaky. Goulburn actually managed to land one drop of one rain on me. Did my now traditional leg stretch at the first rest area on the Federal Highway - Bernie does allow a leg stretch whilst riding with my feet extended forward. Home now, my toes are throbbing (maneuvering the 275 kg bike is hard going on the extremities). The heat is hard to manage with wearing protective clothing - I'ms sure I will sleep well tonight.