Thus spake the ride guide for today:
An easy cruise on flat roads should have you back in Melbourne before midday. The finish will be at Jeffries Parade where the ride started. This is the time to say farewell to frineds, arrange reunions, and start to plan for the 2 DAY BAY RIDE in May!!
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.