The only fix for that I guess is a short ride. Yes that's it, a short ride to motivate me and if i planned it right I could be home for lunch and possibly the free beer. There are plenty of good short rides around Sydney.
I got up early this morning and headed off just after 7am, yep that's early for me especially seeing its a Sunday and I'm on holidays. My wife thought that there was something wrong I was up that early. I headed out towards Wisemans Ferry with the plan of making a loop around and coming back via the Old Pacific Hwy.
I didn't have to wait long for the Ferry as it was half way across when I pulled up and a couple of minutes later I was riding my bike onto the front of the ferry for the ride across the river to another road that winds it way along the River. On one side is large sandstone cliff faces and on the other is the river with the road winding through lush countryside. The road here is a little narrow and can be pretty rough in places but is good fun all the same.
|Park next to the Ferry|
|On the Ferry|
|Hawksbury River and sandstone cliff faces|
Soon I had turned back onto Peat's Ridge Road and headed back down towards the Old Pacific Hwy. I love some sections of this road. It has some exception twists and turns but has the negative effect of being highly policed. Although I didn't see any today thankfully. I decided that it was time for a coffee and stopped in at the reopened Road warriors cafe. There were a few bikes in here this morning and the coffee hit the spot just right.
Soon it was back onto the road for some more sweet bends. My two favourite sections of the old pacific hwy are the section between Mooney Mooney Bridge and the Peat Ridge intersection and the other is the part after the road warriors cafe heading towards Pie in the Sky where it becomes duel lane whilst winding up the hill. That section is fantastic.
|Bends to my left|
|Bend to my right|
Not long after this it was time to head home, but the fun didn't have to end just yet as I decided I'd ride through Galston Gorge on the way home. Its always good for a bit of a blast. I didn't see any cars until I got right to the bottom near the bridge.
All in all a great short ride and I was home by lunch time. But I wasn't that interested in lunch. I quickly opened up the fridge and pulled out a James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale. Its an excellent beer and I highly recommend them. What better way to finish off a ride than with and icy cold beer. Cheers thanks for reading.