For many years now we have been supporting a little church in the NSW country city of Goulburn. This has involved travelling there on the second Sunday of the month and taking the morning service. Usually we travel in the car. Some years ago we arranged to take all the Sunday services in August, and this year I decided that I'd combine this with a Sunday ride, if possible. Now you COULD ride straight to Goulburn, which would mean that after the Macquarie Pass you'd be wearing out tyres and being bored, so you might as well have taken the car. Or you could go up the Pass, across to Kangaroo Valley, up and down Cambewarra into Nowra and then down the Princes Highway to Bateman's Bay (almost exactly 200kms and just on a fuel stop), for breakfast Then you could do your best (road-works permitting) to enjoy a scamper up the Clyde to Braidwood, and a few kays out of there, turn right and head to Tarago and Goulburn, past Wakefield Park raceway. Admittedly you'd need to be doing 200+ to make that road interesting, but at least you can stop at the famous Paragon Cafe when you arrive... I wasn't looking forward to the ride home in the dark (the church service was at 4:00pm) since it was really cold riding across the high plains into Goulburn, but, surprise, surprise, leaving Goulburn at around 6:30 the temperature was actually warmer than it had been in the middle of the day. Hume Highway on the way home? Easy as on a bike, and much more interesting than droning along in the daylight watching the interminable kilometres drag by. Macquarie Pass was dry and traffic-free, and to top off the day, literally three minutes after I arrived safely home, the heavens opened and it poured for a couple of hours. 478 kilometres of two-wheeled enjoyment, and some good fellowship with like-mided people thrown in. What's not to like, I bet I had more fun that the old preachers on their horses ??