Day 2 – Young to Cooma NSW via Gundegai, Tumut, Adaminaby

Hi again everyone,
Well we arrived in Cooma this afternoon after a very enjoyable ride from Young in fine weather all the way. We set off from Young this morning at our usual 8.30am with the morning a bit cloudy and some residual wind, although not as gusty as yesterday. The ride through the undulating sheep and fruit growing areas was picture book stuff. We were not looking forward to finishing the tail end of the road into Gundagai on the Hume Highway so we took a chance on a z grade back road shown on the map which turned off at a little place called Muttama. It turned out to be a one lane sealed road winding through the back blocks and was clearly only used by locals as evidenced by the sheep and cattle we encountered being herded along the road. It eventually led us into the back streets of Gundagai missing the dreaded Hume Highway altogether. A gem of a find.

After saying Hi to Dad, Dave, Mum and Mable during our rest stop in Gundagai

Meet the Rudd family (no, not the Kevin branch!)

 We set off for Tumut then onto the Snowy Mountain Highway for the 185Km run into Cooma. We stopped off and checked out the Tumut 3 Power Station before enjoying a 30 Km burst of wonderful winding road up into the Snowy tablelands.where the temperature dropped from around 30c down to 20c. We had a late lunch at the Snow Goose Hotel at Adaminaby before our final run of long winding bends into Cooma checking into the Alkira Motel around 3.30pm. Off to the local Services Club for dinner tonight after a very comfortable and enjoyable 350Km run today. 
Meet the Giant trout of Adaminaby

Bye for now

R & D