On Day 6, Lachlan had his sights set on finishing Stage 7, the longest stage at the Tour this year at 250km, and covering off a good chunk of the transfer to Stage 8. Despite a couple of punctures slowing him down, he managed an average moving speed of 25km/h and gained 4,000m of elevation, the most he has climbed on The Alt Tour to date.
With no hot water (and no spoon), it was just a pot of cold instant coffee to bring in the day, picking up some fresh fruit and a litre of milk for breakfast once on the road.
Whilst the rubber sandals were working wonders for Lachlan’s recovering knee, they had not been so kind to his feet, giving him several blisters. To solve the problem, Lachlan simply cut off some straps to fashion a riding shoe fit for the hilly stage ahead.
By the evening, things began to look up and in more ways than one. After a lot of rain, the sun finally made an appearance, with temperatures creeping up to over 25°C (77°F). Much to Lachlan’s relief, last night’s campsite came with a shower, so it was a welcomed wash and a baguette with jam for dinner, before turning in for the night.