Just finished reading Cold beer and crocadiles by roff smith a fascinating bike journey around oz sleeping in the open in a bivvy or invited to stay with people he met along the way. I really wonder if all these encounters really happened or were they invented to make a good story!
Anyway I am requesting a bit of advice on a cycling trip I'm planning from Melbourne to Darwin for charity.
Firstly, I will be preparing food packages to be posted ahead of me to remote parts of the journey. Could I have some suggestions on what to put in the packages and if anyone knows the route where would I post them to.
Secondly, which is the best route from Melbourne to Port Augusta? I would liked to have done the Great Ocean Road but it would add a lot more miles. I am thinking now of following the route in the book up through Hamilton to Murraybridge and the Barossa Valley to get around Adelaide. Getting from Melbourne Airport on to this route looks difficult. Any suggestions welcome