Bike-Ride to Australia Thursday 5th-April-2012 Nundroo to Ceduna. 95 miles. Well, I made it across the Nullarbor, which wasn’t as bad as expected. Due to it being mainly flat and the wind was behind me for the most part. The long straight roads were a bit tedious but not as lifeless as I thought they would be. I’m glad that I invested in smaller-scale maps. As well as showing all the roadhouses they had the distances between them. So I knew exactly how far I had to ride between stops, something I don’t like to know normally. But with the reputation the Nullarbor had, I thought it was appropriate.
I think the main thing you need to cross the Nullarbor apart from water is money. All your meals have to be brought unless you want to eat pasta or rice every day. You can’t find any fresh ingredients to buy. I don’t even recall seeing any food you could buy and cook for yourself. It was all crisps and snacks. Even fruit was hard to come by. And when you did find it, they charged a fortune!
I’m staying here in Ceduna for two nights. I need to catch up on a few bits and swap my tyres around. The back one seems to be wearing a lot quicker than the front. I also still need to buy a helmet. Oh dam, the shops are all closed tomorrow!
Pick Me Up magazine phoned me tonight. Hopefully, they’ll be running a piece on me in a few weeks. That might help boost donations, and if you haven’t already donated, you can donate here.
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