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    Marathon Cyclist MediaCreations's Avatar
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    It's Getting Close

    Today is the 12th of August. It's now less than a month until I cycle off with about 30 other cyclists to ride across Australia.

    This will be my 5th Nullarbor crossing by bicycle and I'm really looking forward to it.

    Like with so many things, I could do with several more months to prepare but I'm sure I'll be ready when it rolls around.

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Right now I am sooooo jealous. I'd love to ride across the Nullarbor one day. Just one question though, does the scenery get monotonous out there? It's just something I've often wondered about that region.
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    Marathon Cyclist MediaCreations's Avatar
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    I've never found it boring or monotonous. I guess having good company helps but I just love it out there. I know that it would send some people stir crazy but I can't wait to be there again.

    Here's our itinerary.

    Monday 8th September
    Perth to York 97 km

    Tuesday 9th September
    York to Bruce Rock 146 km

    Wednesday 10th September
    Bruce Rock to Southern Cross 157 km

    Thursday 11th September
    Southern Cross to Coolgardie 188 km

    Friday 12th September
    Coolgardie to Norseman 168 km

    Saturday 13th September REST DAY

    Sunday 14th September
    Norseman to Balladonia 191 km

    Monday 15th September
    Balladonia to Caiguna 182 km

    Tuesday 16th September
    Caiguna to Madura 157 km

    Wednesday 17th September
    Madura to Border Village 196 km

    Thursday 18th September
    Border Village to Nullarbor 186 km

    Friday 19th September
    Nullarbor to Nundroo 150 km

    Saturday 20th September
    Nundroo to Ceduna 147 km

    Sunday 21st September REST DAY

    Monday 22nd September
    Ceduna to Poochera 148 km

    Tuesday 23rd September
    Poochera to Kimba 181 km

    Wednesday 24th September
    Kimba to Port Augusta 162 km

    Thursday 25th September
    Port Augusta to Clare 196 km

    Friday 26th September
    Clare to Adelaide 136 km

    Saturday 27th September REST DAY

    Sunday 28th September
    Adelaide to Tailem Bend 99 km

    Monday 29th September
    Tailem Bend to Bordertown 175 km

    Tuesday 30th September
    Bordertown to Horsham 158 km

    Wednesday 1st October
    Horsham to Ballarat 186 km

    Thursday 2nd October
    Ballarat to Melbourne 111 km

    Friday 3rd October REST DAY

    Saturday 4th October REST DAY

    Sunday 5th October
    Riverbend to Burnie 110 km

    Monday 6th October
    Burnie to Launceston 100 km

    Tuesday 7th October
    Launceston to St Helens 165 km

    Wednesday 8th October
    St Helens to Swansea 120 km

    Thursday 9th October
    Swansea to Hobart 153 km

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by MediaCreations
    I've never found it boring or monotonous. I guess having good company helps but I just love it out there. I know that it would send some people stir crazy but I can't wait to be there again.
    I can understand that to an extent, having visited the odd "place without a postcard" myself. I guess some of these places have a unique character that can't be captured in a photograph. In any case, I'll look forward to reading your updates.
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    When you come through Devonport, I'll shout lunch Devonport is on the way from Burnie to Launceston.
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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Now be careful what you promise Aggressor, cyclists with a few miles on the board can eat a lot when they put their mind to it (just ask the guy at that pasta joint in Lorne, Victoria).
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    Originally posted by Aggressor
    When you come through Devonport, I'll shout lunch Devonport is on the way from Burnie to Launceston.
    I look forward to catching up. That's one of the things I hope I can achieve this time round. I want to meet a few forum members so I'll certainly take you up on your offer.

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    Not a problem Look forward to meeting you..
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