Start: Eridunda Roadhouse End: Stuarts Well Roadhouse Day distance: 106.8km Total distance: 3740.6km Average speed: 16.7km/hr Pedalling time: 06:22 Total time: 09:10 The smell of the septic tank kept wafting over in the night which was pretty gross but for such a busy campsite – there were so many caravans – it was nice and quiet. I have been pretty paranoid […]Read more "Cycle Oz Day 58 – I spoke too soon"
Start: Marryat Creek North rest area End: Erldunda Roadhouse Day distance: 125km Total distance: 3633.81km Average speed: 18.9km/hr Pedalling time: 06:34 Total time: 08:20 I tried to read a bit last night given that we were in our tents so early, but I managed about 3 pages and then I was asleep around 8pm I think. I have […]Read more "Cycle Oz Day 57 – welcome to the Northern Territory "
Start: Marla Roadhouse End: Marryat Creek North rest area Day distance: 126.3km Total distance: 3382.51km Average speed: 20km/hr Pedalling time: 06:18 Total time: 08:20 I was so warm list night I woke up in a hot sweat and had to dangle a leg over the edge of the mattress to cool down. I didn’t even […]Read more "Cycle Oz Day 56 – Water"
Start: side of the Stuart highway End: Marla Roadhouse Day distance: 124.3km Total distance: 3382.51km Average speed: 15.1km/hr Pedalling time: 08:10 Total time: 10:10 The sky was so awesome last night. It was completely clear and with just a slither of moon. When I went out to the toilet at about 10:30 it was looking […]Read more "Cycle Oz Day 55 – Peloton"
Start: Coober Pedy End: side of the Stuart highway Day distance: 107.3km Total distance: 3258.21km Average speed: 13.6km/hr Pedalling time: 07:52 Total time: 09:30 With strong northerly winds forecast we decided on an early start. When my alarm went off at 6am I had absolutely no desire to get up. I was tired and lacking […]Read more "Cycle Oz Day 54 – Hot, Dry and Windy "
Today was a much needed day off. I had been looking forward to coming to Coober Pedy so there was no way I was just going to roll through without doing a little exploring. Coober Pedy translates from Aboriginal as ‘White man in a hole’, which is a very accurate description. It’s a mining town […]Read more "Cycle Oz day 53 – White man in a hole"
Start: off the road banana loop bush camp End: Coober Pedy Day distance: 120.3km Total distance: 3150.91km Average speed: 19.7km/hr Pedalling time: 06:04 Total time: 08:30 My first puncture. Not Priscilla, she’s fine. My mattress has sprung a leak! I’ve had my Therm-a-rest for a long time now, it’s one of the few items that […]Read more "Cycle Oz Day 52 – Puncture"