Sausages, eggs and fried veg for breakfast. It's going to be the making or the breaking of the day. On top of such a hardy breakfast, my best in Aussie so far, I'm going to leave all my extra food and water, and therefore my trailer, with the support vehicle. Greg n Rayma are going to break camp, and catch me at about 50km for a lunch break.
67km, and they catch me. I've been biking three and a half hours, and feeling really great. What a huge difference not dragging all that weight makes to the biking.......HUGE. A big lunch, in comparison to what I've been able to stomach, two cheese and pickle sandwiches.
With NO wind, NO rain, sunshine, and little traffic it's a stunning day for riding....I could go for miiillleeesss. Instead decide not to try and break any records, and think about endurance. Instruct the support team to find a campsite between 95 & 100km.
Rayma is on watch, sitting at the side of the road on a stool, reading her book. I don't see her, but see a flash of blue tarpaulin in the trees above the road. My yell trying, to get some attention startles her, and she realises I've almost past the selected campsite.......she is on holiday........
A relaxing afternoon, sitting in the sun, re hydrating, chatting, drying clothes, eating......and swatting Flys......heaps of them. Thanks Bivouac Outdoors for the headnet. Rayma and Greg practiced the Aussie salute all afternoon.
Let me tell you how very very special it is having family along to share this experience. Any others, family, friends, or new acquaintances who want to join me at any stage, please do so. Check out the trips in Bali, Vietnam and Tibet on my website, or with Adventure South, or email me and arrange a time. Love to share the experience with you.