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'ere we go, 'ere we go, 'ere we go!!!!!!!

- on Tuesday, 03 October 2017.

OK, big announcement, there's a good chance I'll be on the road today, the 4/10/'17. Go me..........

I'm leaving Muka and heading down to Esperance via the back roads. From Esperance, providing everything is going well, I'll head up to Balladonia via the Esperance / Balladonia road. If the rig survives that road, [it’s quite rough] I'll turn East and head off to a place called Blinman in South Aus, which is the Northern Terminus for the Mawson Trail that heads from Blinman to Adelaide or Vice Versa. My rational for doing the Esperance / Balladonia loop is should the trailer / bike cark it, I’m not too far out to retreat to Muka.

Other than quietly shittin’ myself regarding the weight I’m towing, I’m looking forward to hitting the road again. The reason I’ve changed the route is weather, it’ll be quite pleasant heading to Alice but by the time I arrive it’ll be very hot and heading down through Oodnadatta and onto Blinman will be purgatory.

Stay tuned!

Al.

Comments (6)

  • Ulli

    Ulli

    04 October 2017 at 04:41 | #

    Hey Al, are you crossing the Nullabor by foot? This sounds even for you a bit mad. I wish you good shoes and small blisters. Take care!!!

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    • Me [Alan]

      Me [Alan]

      04 October 2017 at 04:57 | #

      Heeeey Ulli, great to hear from you. Mate, considering the weight in the trailer, the rear triangle of the bike may break, and then I will be on foot..... I hope that doesn't happen!!!! Stay tuned!!!!! :)

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  • Vanessa

    Vanessa

    04 October 2017 at 05:21 | #

    Bon Voyage !!! :)

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  • Me. (Alan)

    Me. (Alan)

    04 October 2017 at 09:46 | #

    Thanks. ? I've got a nice camp. Happy Happy! ?

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  • Anita Howe

    Anita Howe

    05 October 2017 at 09:22 | #

    Wishing you a safe and rewarding adventure

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  • Me [Alan]

    Me [Alan]

    05 October 2017 at 11:35 | #

    Hey Anita, Great to know you're following along. :) I rang and had a nice chat with your Mum the other day.
    Life in my touring world went sort of pear shaped this 'arvo. My concerns with the trailer became a reality and it's looking rather bent having found its weak link...., it only did 70 K's.
    John came and got me, so I'm now at home. :( [On the upside, the showers nice and warm!!!!]
    I've come to the conclusion that touring by Pedal Assist in the more remote areas is not the go, so I'll be giving up on that dream for the moment. However, I have a multitude of bikes, [that's normal isn't it...... :) ] so I've dusted off my standard touring bike, attached it's trailer and put on the panniers. I'll have to attach a front rack tomorrow, pare down the gear and see if John will drop me at "Ground Zero"......... :)

    Stay tuned....... and great to have you along.
    Al.

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