Video: Dan’s Bike

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Today is a rest day as Dan is starting to get a cold so he thought he would send you this video about his bike.

Sorry about the wind noise.

Day 2. Mundaring to Northam

Today saw more hills than yesterday. Lots of climbing and descending with a heavy bike. We’re definitely away from Perth now.

82ks
920m elevation

A chocolate milk, snickers, banana, BBQ chook, croissants, rice crackers, muesli bar and a few other food items later.

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Day 1

Our first day went well. With showers and occasional thunderstorms around we had a lazy morning leaving Applecross around 8:45. We headed West to Cottesloe beach, our most Westerly point to get some photos and water from the Indian Ocean to drag across the continent. A storm cell decided to pass us too close for my liking, but at least the wind was mostly behind us. Then we were led by Marty our trusted local and a friend from way back through some Perth back streets and bike paths, past the city and out to Midlands.

Being a bit wet we headed inside for some lunch. Then it was off to the foot of the hill where our guide would leave us. We started up the hill on the bike path while that latest. Unfortunately it wasn’t as long as we’d like. After battling with no shoulders, rain and quickly dropping temperatures and then riding on soggy gravel with a heavy bike we finally made it to Mundaring. We stopped in at the local supermarket to get some basic supplies. Feeling soft we headed to a nearby motel for a hot shower and a chance to dry out.

Distance: 70km
Elevation gain 609m
4:12 hours riding
Marty’s house (Applecross) – Cottesloe Beach – Mundaring

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