London to Prague; New York to Chicago; Paris to Rome. Each of these are journeys around 1200 km in length. The Nullarbor Crossing is another. 1200 km from Norseman in Western Australia, to Ceduna in South Australia. The big difference is, that between Norseman and Ceduna there are no towns, and only 11 shops or “roadhouses” as they are known here. Indeed there are several stretches over 150 km with no human… Read More
Today my office is a table outside an awesome bike shop in the town of Melrose, South Australia. They serve great coffee, have free wifi and have turned the town into something of a mecca for mountain bikers. The sign outside reads “If you risk nothing, then you risk everything”. I’m surrounded by trees and climbed a mountain pass to reach the town. But before that, I had to cycle the Nullarbor,… Read More
Birthdays are quite odd when you think about it. They are really just like any other day and quite often they are with all the usual work and life commitments. But you also usually have more contact with friends and family and maybe a treat or two!
So while it has been tough, there have also been some pretty good bits. Here are a few of the highlights… Leaving Perth
24th September was an interesting day on this trip. It started well. I woke up at the beautiful Alexandra Bridge campground and despite overnight rains was all packed up and ready to go bright and early. The wind was behind me and I made excellent progress for the first couple of hours towards Pemberton. This small town lay 100km to the east and was pretty much the next point that I would… Read More
I’m now 12 days and over 1000 km in so I thought I would reflect on what has already been a remarkably eventful trip. Before I left, somebody said they would be interested to know if the trip met my expectations and if not, how did it differ? I think they meant for me to answer this at the end. I’m sure I will return to it then but now seems like… Read More