To the Flat: An easy first day. Canberra to Captains Flat - Lake to Lake Sitting on a Thorn - CycleBlaze

September 22, 2012

To the Flat: An easy first day. Canberra to Captains Flat

Perfect weather for a fairly easy roll to Captains Flat.
A gentle start to the tour to get used to our bikes and a touring pace.
Early spring countryside looking great.

Arrived in Captains Flat early in the afternoon for a generous afternoon tea at a one of a kind cafe.

Checked into the pub. Early dinner.

65 km
Av. 15.9 km/ hr
Max. 55.7 km/hr
4hrs 5mins riding

A bit more traffic than expected leaving Queanbeyan but the boys in blue slowed traffic to a good pace.
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Morning tea at Carwoola church. Thanks for the tank water. Morning tea in country church yards became a recurring theme on this tour.
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Old country cemetery at Carwoola
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Spring shorn. Sheep country.
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The Molonglo River near Captains Flat. The source of Lake Burley Griffin showing the colour of being close to mine seepage.
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The best cafe in Captains Flat. Our first stop in town.
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The mandatory food shot. This was a seriously big serve though.
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Road cutting rock folds. Captains Flat.
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Captains Flat in its mining days. The 'new hotel' as it was then, is where we stayed.
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...and now it looks like this.
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The Captains Flat Hotel still has a few touches of its long gone glory days.
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...and the latest in telecommunications.
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Today's ride: 65 km (40 miles)
Total: 65 km (40 miles)

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