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Day 35 – Swan Valley to Busselton

Trip Odometer: 21384kmDaily total: 256km Around Australia Total: 16984km This is it, the last official day of the Black Dog Ride Around Australia 2019. At this point, I am not sure what to say or think. I dare say I probably wont really process the whole event until a few week after I get home. Today I […]

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Day 34 – Northampton to Swan Valley

Trip Odometer: 21128kmDaily total: 424km As the end draws near, the fatigue is also growing along with the excitement of completing the ride. Today’s ride was another short one as we head toward the finish line. I made sure I got a few photo’s of Winston with the local Northampton celebrities. We departed Northampton at 9am, back […]

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Day 33 – Carnarvon to Northhampton

Trip Odometer: 20645kmDaily total: 424km I handed the ride lead over today, much to my relief because I wanted to slow down a bit and be able to stop and take a few photo’s. As it turned out, I think I only stopped for one in the end anyway. It was only a short ride today, departure […]

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Day 32 – Karratha to Carnarvon

Trip Odometer: 20221kmDaily total: 666km Whilst sleeping in a swag can sometimes be a pain in the arse, it also has its upsides. Its easy to set up, its easy to put away. And sometimes, you wake up to some awesome skies. I have had better during this trip, including some awesome Meteor showers. None are easy […]

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Day 31 – Broome to Karratha

Trip Odometer: 19555kmDaily total: 903km Leaving Broome, a good 30 local riders joined us for the ride out to the Roebuck Roadhouse. From there I promptly topped up my fuel tank, handed the bowser to the rider next to me, then disappeared for the 300km trip to Sandfire! With 800+km to cover today, I was pretty keen […]

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Day 30 – Rest Day

Trip Odometer: 18652kmDaily total: 42km Today was a rest day, but the Black Dog Ride and Kimberly Mental Health and Drug Service had a shared stall at the local Broome Markets. Those who were not tied up with maintenance jobs brought the bikes down for a display. We also manned the stall to ‘Start a Conversation’ as […]

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Day 29 – Fitzroy Crossing to Broome

Trip Odometer: 18610kmDaily total: 403km Today was not a long ride, but a ride where I was leading so no time to stop and take photo’s again, and a short post yet again. We departed Fitzroy Crossing a bit earlier than planned. Everyone was keen to ride rather than sit around pondering what was going on with […]

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Day 28 – Kunanurra to Fitzroy Crossing

Trip Odometer: 18207kmDaily total: 654km The next few days are once again mile eating as we make our way to Broome, so not a lot of pics. Its especially hard to take photo’s when you are the lead rider as well. This morning started with breakfast at the Tuckerbox Cafe in Kunanurra. We also got a sneak […]

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Day 27 – Darwin to Kununurra

Trip Odometer: 17553kmDaily total: 857km The biggest day of the trip turned out to be the easiest day so far. I rode solo today, so no stress. The morning started off by signing on at 6am, and then I departed for a McDonalds at Palmerston for muffin and coffee to wait for the sun to rise and […]

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Day 26 – Rest Day

Trip Odometer: 16696kmDaily total: 163km Today was truly a rest day. I slept in till about 7am, and it was only the traffic noise that woke me. On my rest days, I set up the fly sheet to keep the sun off the swag. This means I can lie down during the day out of the sun […]