Two hundred meters up the road, my chain broke.

Was it a sign?

I believe it’s an omen when coincidence strikes, and your heart speaks up.

But there was no foreboding in my heart that morning, despite the grave warnings I’d received.

I pulled over, removed the bad link, reconnected the chain, and pedalled on. Simple as that, ready for the Australian Alps.

Mount Kosciusko, Australia's highest point
Mount Kosciusko, Australia’s highest point