Bike-Ride to Australia-and-Beyond 28th-May-2012

Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Monday, 28th-May-2012 Delta to Provo. 95 miles. There’s been loads of traffic today, particularly caravans and camper vans, or rather RV’s, as they call them here. Somebody told me tonight that it was a public holiday today, which would explain the traffic.

Snow capped mountains
More snow capped mountains

The size of some of the RVs is ridiculous. They’re more like coaches, and then they tow a car behind that. And not a small car, it’s usually a big four by four! And as for the caravans, they were at least thirty feet long. They also towed another trailer, with either a quad bike or boat on. And in one case, both!

At one point today, the road was covered in giant grasshoppers. I had a bit of a job avoiding them, and they made a loud crunch when I didn’t. My tyres tonight are full of dead grasshoppers!

It’s a lot warmer now that I’ve dropped out of the mountains. It’s surprising how much warmer it is! I think I’m down to about 2000 feet now. It was a long day, with plenty of hills, and I didn’t finish until after six o’clock. Supper tonight was in a fifties-style diner.

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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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