Day 3 – Huskisson – Batemans Bay

Route: Huskisson to Batemans Bay
Distance: 109km
Ascent: 968m

The start of day three saw us back down to the Husky pub for Mark Beretta’s Channel 7 Morning show cross and we could tell by the early signs that today was going to be a great ride.

The waves were rolling in and the sky’s were mostly clear so today the weather would be on our side.

As we rolled out you could feel that a few of the boys has some pent up energy from the day before so we quickly settled in to a quicker pace than yesterday.

We were not disappointed with the weather, it was a wonderful day for a ride. There was enough sun on your back to keep you warm but just enough chill in the air to keep you cool.

As we got further along there were some rolling hills and a nice little climb for us to do before we rolled into Ulladulla for lunch. As you will see from the photos our lunch location was very special. Sitting on the lawn overlooking the ocean with a muffin and drink was nothing short of breathtaking. Unfortunately although a lot of us could have spent all day sitting there our time was limited and everybody was keen to get going so that we could get to the finish and have an early day.

The next 50 km seemed to go pretty quickly and soon we were sitting at our accommodation with a wonderful view overlooking the inlet at Batemans Bay.

It was great to have the afternoon today to relax but as we were sitting around there was a quiet contemplation and soon the conversation quickly came back to our task tomorrow of climbing up the Clyde Range, something that not everybody is looking forward to.

At the dinner tonight we awarded the category jerseys to

Steve Gobby – Focus

Dougie Walters – Inspiraton

Grant Evans (Evo) – Attitude

Murry King – Guts

Wayne Banks – Doer

Angie Thorpe –Thinker

After three days of relatively short days at 100km each, its day 4 that is going to give us a gauge of how fit we are. Check back tomorrow and I will let you know how we went.

I would like to finish tonights blog with a few messages that a local radio station (Mix 106.3 FM) got from listeners when promoting that Tour de Cure would be coming to town. I hope that you will be as motivated as me by the thoughts of the listeners.

  • The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning – Jeanette, Pearce
  • Thanks for riding all that way it makes me feel happy – Jed age 7 Kaleen
  • I just wanted to say thanks for all your efforts it means a lot – Jessica in remission for 2 years
  • You’re an absolute inspiration! Mason, Cook
  • Feel the burn – Richard Chan, Watson
  • What you’re doing makes me feel like I get through anything! If you can do it why can’t I! Robert, Gungahlin
  • Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending – Anon
  • Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter – Bruce (borrowed from Bono)
  • I want to be like you when I grow up – Dennis age 10
  • On the road to life there are many paths… some twist, some turn, some dip, some curve. As long as you keep your focus, your destination is obtainable – Donna, Richardson
  • Push through the hard times!! Karina, Lyneham
  • Just remember it’ll be worth it in the end! Gabi, Gordon

Here is the day three video


Here is the day three Garmin readout

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