No rain today. Instead it was just pleasant riding conditions between the coast and the cliffs from Bicheno to St Helens via Falmouth and Scamander. In Scamander, the guy who ran the local cafe , bookshop and post office agency had a couple of model trains running through his shop. A novelty I wasn’t expecting.
Now I had thought that Bicheno was named after a pirate, however, I was informed at the caravan park that in fact old man Ebenezer Bicheno was a celebrated English naturalist and Baptist Minister. He was a large man and was said that he could fit 3 bags of wheat in his trousers! Why he would want to isn’t explained, but I guess back in those days you made your own fun!
So I have been thinking about my cycling blog. It’s one of thousands of cycling blogs that after a time become a little boring and self indulgent. I mean, each day it’s a story about a guy on a bike. My journey in Tasmania will come to an end soon and I will return to Melbourne where I will resume my working life, no more touring for a while.
Reflecting upon bicycle touring I can say just 2 things:
- Make a decision to start cycling
- Start cycling, you may begin by riding a local rail trail, doing an overnighter or hop on your bike and set off to travel the world! No experience necessary.
The best thing about cycling is you get to engage with the world in a different way while meeting mostly kind people along the way. If people have bicycle touring questions, the internet is a good place to start. I’m also happy to share the little I have learned.