Distance 83km at 25km/hr average
TOTALS: Distance 8650km. Donations $10,245.09. Days remaining 6. Deserts: Sturt Stony, Strzelecki, Tirari, Pedirka, Gibson, Great Victorian, Little Sandy Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Tanami Desert Tracks: Birdsville Development Road, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track, Red Centre Way, Great Central Road, Goldfields Highway, Wiluna North Road, Marble Bar Road, Great Northern Highway, Tanami Road, Plenty Highway, Donohue Highway, Diamantina Development 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 12.20pm on Saturday the 4 September 2021.
What an amazing and crazy nuts day and a half. To try and do justice to the roller coaster events that unfolded, I’m doing my posts in Part A – To Bedourie and Part B – Onto Birdsville
We woke and packed up ready for our day.
The ride from Vaughan Johnson Lookout started off with a bang!!!
The tailwind and sealed road enabled us to sit back and really appreciate the countryside.
It reminded me a lot of when I cycled through Mongolia back in 2012.
The landscape was provocative and inspiring and I found myself reflecting on our challenge and feeling the significance of the journey.
I was passed a second time by Quinton, a truckie who works this route. Yesterday he threw me a buddy of coke just before our turn off to the lookout. Great timing!! He stopped again and shared another coke and a wrap. What a darling man!!!
The countryside changed as we neared Bedourie on the edge of the Simpson desert.
It was just after midday when we arrived and thinking we were done for the day!!!