144 km with basically flat roads all day.
We have the same scenery again today and same beautiful bright blue skies.
We needed to go through a foot and mouth check at 21 km. Our bikes had to go through a dip, thankfully not too deep with us riding them. Plus, we had to stand on a mat with a treatment on it. Cattle farming is one of the main industries here.
Towards mid-afternoon it started to look like rain was a distinct possibility. At 134 km we came to a small town with a very nice supermarket and sat outside eating ice cream and chippies. Then off for the last 9 km. The last 3 km were nasty sand, most of it impossible to ride on. Not going to be a great start to the 208 km day tomorrow!
With the evening blackening sky, I was pleased to find Brett had managed to get a room.
Tonight was the planned retribution against Gerry, and my job was to plant a bottle of Wildcat drink in his bike bag while he was not looking, before the rider’s meeting. I managed to do this despite it being inside his tent. At the riders meeting I advised the group that we had a closet Wildcat amongst us, and they will be amazed to know – it’s Gerry! Gerry protested his innocence, and I asked Fritz to go with Gerry and inspect his bike bag, where of course a bottle of Wildcat drink was discovered. It was pretty fun, but hard to describe.
After dinner, which was veggie burgers, a number of us went up to the bar to use the WIFI and have a drink. Behind the bar was a tally of wild animals seen by guests that day – so we added “Wildcats 3” to the tally.
While we were in the bar it started to pour with rain, and we had thunder and lightning. Very pleased I am not in a tent.
Feeling very daunted by the 208 km ride tomorrow, but would really like to make 200