If I had been cycling East, today would have been an easy 150 to 180km day. I was cycling West, so it was a very long trudge, at an average of 8 kph, into a very strong wind. Several times over the course of the day, I was blown off the road, not by vehicles, just the wind.
My support team were very encouraging, and very patient, and waited for me at 10km intervals.... otherwise I would probably have crawled up under a bush, and read my book for the day.
Highlights for the day: Saw two live kangaroo early on. Everytime I saw the white support vehicle in the distance.The campsite at 5pm.