Bike-Ride to Australia 27th-March-2012

Bike-Ride to Australia Tuesday 27th-March-2012 Coolgardie to Norseman. 104 miles. Not such a hard ride today. The wind had dropped, and after about fifty miles, there was a roadhouse, which broke the day up and allowed me to stock up on drinks and snacks. I try to make sure that I’m topped up as much as possible, just in case. It’s that old boy scout coming out again, “be prepared!”

Building with arches
The old courthouse in Coolgardie

Tomorrow could be my first really long day when I enter the Nullarbor Plain. And it’ll be 190km between roadhouses! That’ll be something to look forward to overnight! I can’t say that I’m overly worried about crossing the Nullarbor, although I am a little apprehensive! And as long as I can carry enough water, I should be okay. Generally, I start the day off, carrying eight and a half litres of water, plus a couple of bottles of fizzy drinks. Either coke or those high, energy ones, it just depends on what I can get. Plus, I always try and drink as much water at breakfast.

I don’t want to be stereotypical, but I could really do with one of those Australian hats with corks hanging around the brim! Bloody flies are driving me mad. I can’t believe they can still buzz around me, no matter how fast I peddle! Normally I look forward to getting the internet at the end of the day. Here I’m excited when I get a phone signal!

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