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Old 08-12-03, 01:29 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-12-03, 03:19 AM   #2
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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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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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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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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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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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