Day 1 – Melbourne to Seymour



I said I’d leave when all the leaves have fallen off the Box Elder in the backyard so today was the day I head north to a warmer climate.

Curtis was true to his word and arrived just before 7 am and he and Therese cheered me off into the overcast morning .

A building north westerly wind made the initial going through the north western suburbs challenging. Just when I needed company,  Andy rode up alongside me and said “Cuppa tea Governor?” Bless his cycling socks he didn’t make me drink out of the Essendon Football Club mug.

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We pulled in service center and Andy produced his thermos. After bidding farewell I, pushed off into the morning. Long rises of a reasonable gradient were followed by gradual descents while the wind abated and the sun came out. My speed picked up Mr Surly (my bike), Bob (my trailer) and I enjoyed a radiant afternoon .

Today’s stats: 2 kangaroos, numerous Rosella’s, Plovers, Rainbow Lorikeets and only 1 flat tyre!  Thankfully not mine, but I did stop to help a guy who needed assistance. My good deed for the day, storing up some positive Karma.

Day 1

I arrived safely in Seymour and was going to free camp under the stars just out of town, but opted for a camping spot in a caravan park where I can have a shower. A great first day after a pensive start.


Shepparton tomorrow.

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  1. Thanks mate


  2. Good start, have a safe trip mate.


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