As I rolled into one side of the carpark on the edge of the Dandalup Reservoir, Dan was rolling in from the other in a van driven by his dad. Dan and I have been friends for just over ten years, having met while working in Midland’s Nandos. Today we completed a leg of the track together. It was probably the wettest day so far. It started with drenching rain and culminated in torrential downpours. Mini rivers ran down the slopes and mini lakes formed in the flats. It was messy. It was slow. It was hard. And it was a lot of fun! Though a short leg, the trip between Dandalup and Jarrahdale had a bit of everything: climbs, descents, narrow and wide tracks. In Jarrahdale we enjoyed a beer at the tavern before Dan headed home to his family and I found a place to stay for the night. I returned to the tavern for another beer and dinner and ended up playing darts with the local crowd and chatting to a guy called Mick about all things travel, adventure and sustainable living.

Day 45 (pic)

Much-needed water for Perth

Accommodation $ B&B (Jarrahdale Bed and Breakfast)
Distance ridden today 37.28km
Average cycling speed 8.8kph
Total distance ridden 2,196km