Bike-Ride to Australia-and-Beyond 17th-June-2012

Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Sunday, 17th-June-2012 Lancaster to Macomb. 108 miles. After yesterday’s storm, it was very calm this morning, very humid and misty. But the mist soon burnt off.

Water tree sunset
Sunset last night after the storm

Not a lot has happened today. I saw a skunk walking along the side of the road, which was pretty cute and had a dog that decided it wanted to follow me. I think he just wanted some company. Hopefully, he belonged to somebody and wasn’t a stray. But either way, I thought it best to lose him. Luckily it was pretty flat, so I could get some speed up, and I soon lost him.

A Bangladeshi man runs the motel I’m staying at tonight. He’s so nice and wanted me to take his picture. It felt like I was back in Asia for a while! They have a strange law around here that means you can only buy a beer in a bar on a Sunday. Oh well, I’ll just have to sit here all night!

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Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.

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