Tue, 09 Apr 1996

Day 5: Bacchus Marsh — Melbourne (60km) // at 23:00

Well, it might have been an easy cruise, but Jo and I had to go to work today so we had caught the train back last night. Judging from the cold wet windy day, that wasn't such a bad idea, especially since riding into Melbourne on the first day of the week, through the industrial half of the city with all the trucks and traffic didn't seem a particularly inspiring thing anyway.

Had my breakfast, said my goodbyes, packed bike and bag into the car and headed off back home. 8 hours and 700km later I unpacked bike and bag, returned the car to its owner, came home and had a relaxing shower.

Mon, 08 Apr 1996

Day 4: Daylesford — Bacchus Marsh (78km) // at 23:00

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Sun, 07 Apr 1996

Day 3: Creswick — Daylesford (Long 81km) (Medium 65km) (Short 30km) // at 23:00

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Sat, 06 Apr 1996

Day 2: Avoca — Creswick (Long 75km) (Short 55km) // at 23:00

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Fri, 05 Apr 1996

Day 1: Moonambel — Avoca (20km) Via Wineries (30-40km) // at 23:00

Thu, 04 Apr 1996

Easter 1996 Deadly Treadly — Day 0 // at 23:00

I'ld picked up my mum's car and packed last night, although I was feeling very vague and couldn't think of what I wanted to take, I ended up just stuffing everything I could think of into the big-black-bag (tm), fully expecting to find out later that I'ld left some essential item at home.

I left work at 3:00pm, intending to quickly call in at the shops to pick up a few essentials — unfortunately everyone had gone mad because it was easter — I'ld never seen so many people in the supermarket. The drive down to Melbourne was the usual seven hours of boredom, leavened by the usual idiots you meet on the road. It seemed that all of Melbourne was leaving and heading north, the traffic on the other side of the road was solid, with more police than you could poke a stick at.

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