Mar 22, 2018

I’m in the NSW country town of Orange for the next few days for the annual Tour de Bois Mini Tour. Each year we ride the main tour over a week or so in October/November, and the mini tour over a two or three day period in February/March.

Orange is an old favourite of the Tour de Bois, having been a stopover on about eight previous occasions. The region is hilly but very picturesque, and it’s now a good wine region too. It also affords me a change of scenery for my running. I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed running in this region.

This photo was taken as I approached the Arizona town of Williams almost exactly six years ago to the day. Williams is a couple of days (of running) south of the Grand Canyon. By the time I reached the canyon, however, most of the snow had melted.  By the way, this highway is now part of Route 66.