Distance today 11km at 14km/hr
TOTALS: Distance 4164km. Donations $6746.09 Days remaining 75. Deserts: Sturt Stony, Strzelecki, Tirari, Gibson, Great Victorian. Tracks: Birdsville, Oodnadatta, Red Centre Way, Great Central Road.
Note to new readers: I am travelling with my bike who’s name is Banjo. I often refer to ‘we’ meaning Banjo and I. ‘We’ have an amazing support team of family, friends, sponsors and folk we meet each day. But it’s still up to ‘us’ to face the challenge and tackle each day one peddle at a time.
It’s 9.53pm on Sunday the 4 July 2021.
Super quick post tonight given the time. But I must start off with sharing….. I’VE FINALLY UPDATED MY MEDIA FILES YEEEEHAAAA!!!!
Today started with a beautiful sunrise and all set to peddle it to Leinster at 140km.
We were only 6km into our ride and it was clear that we weren’t going to make that distance. A strong northwesterly blew up overnight and is set in for the next days. This means a decent headwind that makes that sort of distance a bit beyond my reach. We were only watered up or a days ride so we turned on our tails and headed back to the campgrounds to prepare for a 3 day / 2 night ride to Wiluna. This lets us aim for a more doable 100km/day. However I also needed to recharge the electronics and by this time it was midday. We only had a few hours of riding left in the day. Time for plan C. The manager lady let me stay another night here in Leonora so we can leave early for a full days ride. I had the afternoon to finally figure out what was going on with uploading media files.
After lots of exploring, I realised I had used up all my storage in WordPress and needed to upgrade. I also ‘Airdropped’ all my videos from my better phone and deleted them creating more space. So instead of 13 GB I now have 200 which will do nicely!!!!
While I was working through all this, I had a walk through town and got a better feel or it’s outback charm.
Ive now been able to go back over my posts since ‘Ninja Camp 1 to Tjukayarlia’ and upload some media to add to the sharing. If you would like, please check out the posts and get a better feel for our last days on The Great Central Road.
It’s a relief to have that sorted now. Posting enables us to share the challenge with you and brings meaning to our day to day. It keeps us connected to what matters most and I’m grateful to be able to do that now in a way that works best. The photos and video we take during the day is all about sharing. We’re now back online to share a fuller picture of the experience. Time for dinner and bed. Talk soon xx