Trip Odometer: 13601km
Daily total: 370km
Today started with a 25km ride to our briefing, which was at Rising Sun Honda who also provided breakfast. Rising Sun Honda is also an Indian dealer, who are sponsors of the Black Dog Ride.
From there we headed to Inghams, where the local Woolies provided morning tea for us yet again. I have to get credit to the awesome people at the various stores we have visited. They provide heaps of food, with a lot going into the support vans so we can have something on the road. They also stock us up with water. Given a lot of people visit the local Woolies stores, it becomes a great place to talk to the public, with plenty of people interested to see what the Black Dog Ride is all about.
We then rode onto Cardwell where we picked up a few of the Cairns Black Dog Riders who then provided us an escort into our camp at Cairns.
A fuel stop just out of Innisfail, where we had to wait for a couple of riders to catch up. Someone lost a bag of the back, which collected another rider. No injury or damage done thankfully, but combined with horrible drivers on the Bruce Highway it meant we were all getting a bit edgy. Thankfully tomorrow is a rest day, so we can all relax.
We rolled into Cairns quite early for a change. The local van park sells beers, so a six pack was purchased and a beer or 2 was consumed whilst setting up camp.
The van park also has a restaurant, so a few of us decided to sit down and have a meal. Unfortunately, I had to be up early to get the bike serviced, so no big night on the booze for me.