22 April 2008
Today was the shortest day of the trip but one of the most painful in terms of climbing. It wasn't too sunny which was nice although there were bursts which made it through the cloud and added to the burn on the back of my neck.
I spent the whole morning climbing at about 6mph up a series of switchback hills (they keep doubling back on themselves) and drivers were far from friendly if you edged out into the road where they wanted to pass.
I had resigned myself to this being a Hobbes day - nasty, brutish and short and all 3 were achieved since I was done by lunchtime. Having paid my one dollar to get into beauty that is the Breaks Interstate Park I spent the afternoon lying down reading and ignoring the picturesque surroundings, enjoying being off the bike for the rest of the day.