We’re both zoning out at Caiguna roadhouse eating dinner after our toughest day yet. We are 132km from our camp last night on Australia’s straightest road.
Today started with cross on winds which kept us going slowly. We planned our breaks every 20ks to give us something to look forward it. It got up to 31c.
Dan rode well today. A good attitude and enough determination to get through the hard bits. This is why I think he can do this ride. He dug in, complained a little, but rode 132ks into the wind on a hot day through a very arid and exposed landscape.
We’re now 1,158km into our trip. Our daily average (including rest days) is 89.1km. We’ve been riding for 12 days with one day rest. To finish in 6 weeks we need to ride 98k per day for the rest of the trip. In the last 3 days we’ve ridden 375km.
Thanks for everyone’s comments and well wishes. It is certainly encouraging.
Time for bed 😉