It was supposed to be 29km from Little Hartley, at the bottom of the Blue Mountains, to Katoomba. By the end of the day my smartwatch said we’d also climbed the equivalent of 145 floors, which I’m sure means the route is perfect for a new stage of the Tour de France.
For most of it, one little fella in a broad-brimmed hat, who has gone public with his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, led the way and everyone else just tried to keep up.
He’s trained for months and walked up to six hours a day in practice, and then on the very first day of the walk when he trucked 38km alongside Brad…
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