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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 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 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 […]