ROLLING EAST

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Ross & Alessia, on a world bike journey.
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With big rains come big puddles! After Ross rode through this flooded - and unexpectedly deep - underpass, drenching his socks and shoes, I decided I wasn’t going to do the same on this ugly winter day. I took a detour and met Ross 4km down the road, riding separately for the first time in 16 months. After spending so much time together, that gave us a bit of an odd feeling. Going back to normal lives will definitely be a challenge! •
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With rain forecast for the next few days, we had one last day of sunshine and couldn’t think of a better way to slowly roll than on the picturesque Great Victorian Rail Trail with its historic rail tunnels, smooth car-free gravel, surrounded by hills dotted with cattle (and even the odd echidna!).
As for today, we are back wearing our waterproofs - looks like Melbourne is going to give us a wet welcome!
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“We’re goin’ to Bonnie Doon!”. A six pack of VB stubbies, dimmies and potato cakes in our belly, the smell of two-stroke and pure SERENITY! 
Part of Alessia’s integration into Australian culture had to be in the footsteps of Dale Kerrigan. (If none of this makes any sense to you, then watch the classic Australian comedy “The Castle”!)
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On the way to Mansfield, the views of Mount Buller covered in snow are pretty awesome. The sun might be shining, but we are dreading the -3C in the tent tonight. At least there’s no wind around!
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If you’ve ever travelled from Melbourne to Sydney and not stopped at the Ettamogah Pub then your road trip isn’t complete! This grotesquely, cringeworthy piece of Australiana is an icon, but  please don’t accept this as a typical Aussie pub!
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The first sign to MELBOURNE! Our final destination is now so close. After ticking over 16,000kms yesterday we left our cozy Warmshowers hosts John and Monique, headed out of Wagga Wagga and hit the road towards the Victorian border.
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That’s right folks, Rolling East are almost at the end of their London to Melbourne trip! What better way to spend the first day of spring than joining us either on your bike or with a drink in your hand when we arrive? 
We will be rolling at a leisurely pace from Lilydale to Federation Square starting around 9:30am, aiming to reach Federation Square by 3pm!

Stay tuned for more details!
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We thought yesterday was tough with the weather, until today. Subzero temperatures, rain, hail, sleet, and the most relentless of 40kmph head winds completely drained us. Glancing down at our speedometer and seeing double digits was a rarity, and it was probably the hardest 52km we’ve ever had to ride. Still, with overnight temperatures of -3 degrees, we thought we deserved a warm room in a motel. Here’s for an easier day tomorrow!
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#tbt - Apart from the Pamir, the only other place that we achingly miss is JAPAN! The food, the culture, the scenery and the the people are constantly in our minds. These smooth hairpins were at the end of the Shimanami Kaido bike path and just begged for an aerial view!
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Our highest point on the Great Dividing Range - not a figure to write home about, yet it forced us through gale-force headwinds, sleet and snow, temperatures dropping below zero and 4000m of actual vertical gain. Still, it’s always enjoyable climbing and now...it’s all downhill to Melbourne (or that’s what they say...).
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Getting out of Katoomba was a bit of an effort.. whilst Alessia was too busy pushing her bike up one of the many steep hills, I enjoyed the view over the Blue Mountains majestically rising behind her. 
We have had some pretty cold temperatures and strong winds in the last few days, which made us feel extraordinarily tired.  Let’s hope it doesn’t last too long!
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Up and up the Blue Mountains and the Great Dividing Range. Long day on the saddle, followed by a sleepless night at the mercy of strong winds. Surprisingly, the tent made it with no apparent damage.
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