W although it seemed like a short day, just 45km it was going to be a tough day because of the conditions.

Lots of hills and tough road conditions would take its toll.

It did take us approximately 10 hours of actual bike time. Thankfully there was light traffic because the dry conditions lead to lots of dust.

We started at 6.30am and arrived at around 5pm at our "camp site".

The up was rewarded with excellent views and the second part of the day was down. But the road conditions were bad. Loose gravel, sometimes loose and which just grabbed onto your tires.

We made it!