Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A2O Omarama to Kurow

I got out of bed this morning in terrible condition from my seizure yesterday. I knew immediately that I would not be able to ride. My leg was all locked up and every time I moved it it would start to cramp which will trigger a new seizure. I decided to take a bus to the next city and went looking for a bus. I found out that not only are there no ATM machines in town, there is also no bus service either. I did not want to hang out in a town with no money and in bad health so I tried to hitchhike out of town. I found two rides quickly but they were not leaving until early afternoon. I kept trying to hitch a ride but there were almost no vehicles going down the road that could carry my bike and myself. I finally got a ride but it only went about 12 miles down the road. At that point I decided I would try to ride my bike and if I had issues I would just stop and continue hitching. The A2O trail follows the road except where it swings around lake Aviemore for a little while. I just stayed on the road. I did not miss much of the trail. There was good weather and a slight tailwind for a change. I rode about 50 kilometers or 30 miles to the next town without having any problems with seizures or cramps. I decided to just stay here in a backpacker hostel in the town of Kurow.

I am the only one in the hostel right now. I have a three bedroom house to myself. Great shower, tv if I was interested, a nice fireplace and a couple friendly dogs and a cat to play with all for $16.00 US. Now if I can only wake up tomorrow in better health I could finish this ride from the Alps to the Ocean. Sorry no pics cause my camera is busted. If I am able to recover the pics I took I will try to post them later.

Well I worked on my camera and was able to recover a few pics. It seems to be working again now. I took out the chip and battery then replaced the battery before resetting the camera to factory. Then I replaced the SD card and was able to get some pics to work. It also does not do the "card error" message now. Most of the pics I tried to take were just missing from the chip.

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