Smashed out 60 kilo­me­tres and had an absolute­ly beau­ti­ful time doing it, rid­ing up the Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail, a dis­used rail­way that’s had its tracks uproot­ed and fine grav­el laid down to pro­vide a pret­ty wicked lit­tle biking/walking/horse trail.

I start­ed in Skip­ton, and imme­di­ate­ly the view was mag­nif­i­cent. Rolling hills, state forests, plen­ty of mag­pies and kook­abur­ras, at one time I had a lit­tle fam­i­ly of kan­ga­roos hop­ping along the path with me as I rode!! I near­ly fell off the bike scram­bling for my phone but alas, it’ll have to remain in the mem­o­ry bank.

I pushed pret­ty hard, and fin­ished the entire trail from go to whoa, then by the time I got home from the fin­ish­ing point in West­ern Bal­larat I’d knocked out 60 kilo­me­tres in about a minute shy of 3 hours straight.

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