Our numbers, time to give

To all those who doubted a 10 year old could ride across the Nullarbor or Australia I think Dan has shown us all how remarkable a kid can be. How much they can do when given a chance to do something epic.

He’s put in a lot of work now showing us commitment and determination. Now its your turn. You can help by donating to our charity who look after kids even the Chinese orphanages often don’t want. Kids with no hope for life until someone steps in and gives them a chance to live, be educated and be part of a family.

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All donations are tax deductible. Please consider giving, even if its only $20.

Why we support ELIM Kids
ELIM kids is run by Geoff’s sister and brother-in-law. They are both doctors who saw first hand the need for HIV care for orphans when they were working in China. Their approach is wholistic not just giving the child medication, but putting them in families and working with the community.

All of your donation goes directly to the work with children. This is truly a grass roots organisation with no marketing budget.

Why should you care about kids in another country? If you don’t who will. All it takes is sacrificing one lunch, or a couple of coffees this week and you can make a difference.

Not only is Geoff’s sister involved but Daniel’s cousin was rescued from a Chinese orphanage when they were thinking about leaving her in the storage room until she was no longer a problem. Fortunately she was discovered and treated and now is a healthy girl who loves fairies and dress-ups.

Day 21: Finished crossing the Nullarbor

Woohoo. Today we rode 110km to finish our crossing of the Nullarbor at Ceduna. Nothing could stop us not even the head winds all day long or the 40c heat we had yesterday.

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We’ll miss the Nulla, the camping, stars, emus, wedge tailed eagles, flat open spaces and sometimes awesome tail winds all which built this iconic journey.

We’ve also ridden half of our journey, that’s 2,000km. I’ll post tomorrow some of our stats for those interested.

We’re coming home.

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Day 19: Massive Day

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We had an awesome camp last night with views down the Great Australian Bight. The stars were great and we got to bed a little bit late after taking photos and stargazing.

We were 160km from the next town Nullarbor. After getting up and an early explore we hit the road with a strict plan for the day. We needed lots of time in the saddle to make it all the way there. If we did make it this would be Dan’s biggest day ever.

We rode the first 40km before a rest, next was 80km. We stopped for lunch. We did some looking at the local geology and my panniers gained a little weight with even more souvenirs before we rode on. We stopped before the 120km mark and had some water and food. It’s hard work keeping the calories in. We pulled into the Nullarbor roadhouse at 5pm. Just less than 2 hours of light left. We averaged 24.7kph and had ridden 160km.

Unfortunately we were 400m short of an American/imperial century of 100 miles. A few laps of the car park did the trick. He has now ridden 100 miles.

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Leaving WA and into South Australia

We are just eating lunch at Eucla Roadhouse. Dan’s bike is sporting a new set of chain ring bolts and we now have spares too. We’ll be wild camping for the next couple of nights so I’ll doubt we’ll have coverage to update you.

I’m excited as today we saw our first glimpse of the southern Ocean. I can’t wait for the cliffs.

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