Weather today was mainly cloudy in the morning with clear skies in the afternoon and temperatures rising to 23C.
Today was my last day on the bike on this trip. I wanted to clear the decks and leave tomorrow clear for a last look at Melbourne. Saturday I fly to Singapore and have 3 nights there and then fly home Tuesday. I will continue the Blog until Tuesday.
Today I rode into the City from the Hotel which is on the NW edge of the Centre. Then along to the River as I wanted to try out the Yarra River Bike trail. This follows the river east out of the City towards Richmond.
After cycling in the city a little with the traffic and frequent stops for lights it was a pleasure to be away from it all with the bike path going underneath road bridges. I took the South Bank trail out of the City as far as it went which was 5 Kilometers or about 3 miles. Then onto the north bank trail back to the city.
The trails are all tarmaced and well used by local cyclists. I stopped for elevenses at a bar by the River. Then some shopping and back to the hotel to pack the bike. I also sorted out luggage and posted some back home to ensure I stay in the stringent weight limits.
In the evening more night shots of the skyline. The city is very photogenic especially at night with the skyscrapers lining the river.
11 miles for the day and 167ft of climb.
With the cycling finished I can now do the final totals. Over the 8 weeks in Australia I cycled 2291 miles or approx 3600 Kilometers. The feet of climbing was 64,422 or equal to cycling more than twice up Everest!