Bike-Ride to Australia 18th-April-2012

Bike-Ride to Australia Wednesday 18th-April-2012 Darlington Point to Wagga Wagga. 100 miles. I’m still alive. A crocodile didn’t eat me last night! An early start this morning. I awoke to the sound of rain on the tent, and not wanting to pack the tent away wet, I quickly got up and packed away. It doesn’t usually bother me packing the tent away wet. But I’m not too sure when I’ll be getting it out next. And it’s a pain to dry when not using it. At least I was on the road nice and early today.

Smoke in field
Crop burning

There’s been plenty of crop spraying from the air. At first, I thought it was an aeroplane practising stunts. But as I got closer, I could see they were spraying the fields. At one point, I’d thought it had been snowing. The bushes in the fields had white fluffy bits on them. I then realised they were cotton fields!

It’s a bit worrying when you see signs saying “road liable to flooding,” and the markers showing the depth are a metre high. At one place, there weren’t any markers, but you could see debris from a flood in a tree. About five feet up! Even more worrying when I saw the weather forecast in a roadhouse at lunchtime, they’ve predicted forty millimetres of rain!

Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride, which is to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate.

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