may 26 2005 : australia, mount panorama track
Back in Sydney at last. We were up early this morning and were shocked by how cold it was, 45 degrees! We were going to head straight out of Bathurst and into the Blue Mountains, but the manager of the motel was so adamant that we check out the town's race track that we decided to give it a drive through. Mount Panorama is the name of the track and it is right at the edge of town. The cool thing about it is that when there is no race it is a public road, so you get to drive around the 6.2 km race track at 60 km/hr and pretend like you are really going 250. Ali made the mistake of getting out of the car to take a picture which left me all alone to drive around the corner and do a little racing. Our poor little rental car took a pretty good thrashing on this trip.