Today is the first day when I can ride some few hills. There is still some long flat bit but I can enjoy the view sometimes. I expect to ride at least until Eliott and then I will improvise. I will sleep there or continue a bit more. I’ve met another cyclist too today. An English guy, George. He decided to cycle when he was in Darwin and he is going down to Adelaide. It’s gonna be cold down there, good luck man!
Wow! Well… I don’t know… I’m not sure… At least this is different again from what I’ve seen previously but the road from Alice to Darwin is not amazing as Port Augusta to Alice. I know from the English cyclist who told me that the road would be different after Tenant Creek which is 500km from Alice. For now, there is very long strech with zero bend and mainly the same landscape. This morning I had a very good tail wind and done more than 60km in 2h30. That’s pretty quick! This afternoon I was a bit slower as the wind came from the side. But I’m on holiday so it doesn’t matter ;-)
Everyone followed his own path yesterday and I’ve spent the night on my own. This morning I’ve been to the library to upload as much picture as I could but it did not work very well. Anyway, I thought about leaving today or tomorrow but I could not wait anymore. So I’ve done a short trip from 4pm to 5:30pm, just enough to reach the first rest area out of Alice. I’m back on track!
Here they are, Matt and his girlfriend (I forgot your name so you need to contact me guys and I will correct this mistake. Leave a comment down there, so I will have your email :-). Thinking more about that now, I should accept your offer and enjoy more time with you. You seem to have a pretty enjoyable life and lots of free time to discover the world! I like this :-) Anyway, you are going to contact me soon :-) Thanks again!
This is another windy day in my favour today :-) So before it stops I’m using it as much as I can! This morning was cold but the rest of the day was perfect. I met a couple in “Salt Creek” who offer me a hot drink and invited me at there place :-) They live on the northern side of Adelaide so I will see them in few days time I guess. Very nice!
Today is the fastest day I’ve experienced until Sydney. The road is pretty flat and I’ve got a nice tailwind nearly all the way to Robe. This is why I made more than 100km! At this pace, I will be in Adelaide sooner than I thought! But we never know. The wind might be a head one tomorrow so I took the opportunity today. I’ve stopped in Beach port for lunch and made a new flag. I bought a pole yesterday when I left Mt Gambier and fixed the flag I found on the road few weeks ago. This way is much cheaper than to buy a new one from a bicycle shop for $20. The pole was less than $3 and the flag was free of course. Just because it’s a security accessory they push up the price. This is a rip off!
Surprise after surprise, after the worst 30 kilometres I’ve done yesterday. My day turned out to be a lucky one. In fact, I was ready to find my spot for the night and went out of the McDonald’s where I met Anthony. He asked me where I was going to sleep that night and proposed me straight away if I was interested to stay in house with a fire wood. How can I refused an offer like this? :-) Anthony house sit his daughter’s place for the night and it’s 3 minutes away from where we met. I’ve followed him driving slowly to his place and we spent the evening talking about Australia’s famous places.
Today, Anthony proposed to guide me around Mount Gambier and treat me as he said “like exchange students we had”. I’m completely fine with that :-) We started early and visited until 11am to go to the library. Then around 4pm, we came back to his daughter’s place to collect our stuff and I was on my saddle again! What a nice day!