How is it that flies find you the moment you stop? Are they there waiting for you to arrive? Surely there is not just a constant swarm of flies available everywhere? If there are, then whatever eats flies needs to pick up their game. I accidentally contributed to this cause today when one flew into my mouth, but I don’t think eating one fly will help very much. Fortunately, most of the ride was windy and this helped to keep the flies at bay. The downside was that the wind was a headwind. I received the following items from three different 4WDs who stopped for a chat: apple, beer, four bottles of cold water, a bottle of half frozen water, a bottle of cordial and a juice box. I downed the ice-cold water in a hurry and received an instant head freeze. This was followed by a second massive head freeze that I knew full well was coming, but I simply couldn’t resist taking another big gulp to cool the body down. My drinking water gets hot by 10am, so cold water from passers-by is a saviour.

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Accommodation Free-camp (bush)
Distance ridden today 70.39km
Average cycling speed 11.4kph
Total distance ridden 6,371km