Tuesday, June 3, 2008

TransOz Cycle Epic

15 Dec 2007 - 6 Jan 2008:

I decided to upload some photos from our grand adventure earlier on in the year. The whole journey was an experience that neither of us will forget. Brad and I standing outside our backpackers hostel on day 1. Would we have proceeded if we knew what the next 3 weeks would have presented us - bloody oath!

Food glorious food. Only 3 days in, and the weather has already given a thorough working over. We're both already eating like machines.

Ah, this was a special spot. Playing on a dried out salt flat on route to Norseman.

Start of the longest straight road in Australia. Nearly 150km long. A lot of night riding on this stretch. Our minds were playing games with us by the end of this stretch. When we got to the truck stop in Ceduna, a truckie tells us he had the same problem. He thought the rear lights on our bikes were aliens. It didn't SOUND like he was on drugs?!?

Ah, the longest straight stretch in Australia just made breaky that morning all the more enjoyable.

A week on the road, and our first border crossing was within reach. What a great night for riding.

Winds across the Nullarbor were soul destroying. We just had to keep plugging away. We stopped at every look-out to take in this marvellous piece of Australia that is the Great Australian Bight. Spectacular views!

Now is that the face of dogged determination or what? Brad Poidevan ... there is no stopping this man. Thanks for sharing this great adventure amigo.

Hammer Nutrition were our sponsor for this epic ride. Thank goodness for our HEED & PERPETUEM drinks. I've been using these for years now, and were very grateful we had these drink supplements riding across Australia in mid-summer heat. http://www.hammernutrition.com.au/2007_12_01_archive.php
The support from all our mates through the MTB Dirt website was extraordinary. It definitely spurred us both on. How could you not be inspired to dig deep with support like this: http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/home/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&topic=25721.0
I've included a more detailed trip report in the above thread.

The Ride Route

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