– The adventures of a solo round the world cyclist –

Day 94 (Australia’s Mid West Coast)

I had a bad night’s sleep last night. I went to sleep under a thick blanket of stars, the Milky Way clearly strung across the sky. I woke up in the rain. In my sleepy state, I simply crawled under the groundsheet I had been lying on, but what I should have done is got up and set up my tent. I got very wet. Despite the conditions of the night, I felt good on the bike today. The length of time my knees hurt was less than yesterday and I comfortably rode for three quarters of the day clipped in. So, either I have destroyed my legs to the point I am losing feeling or they are starting to settle in. My bum is hardly sore as well now, although that may be because I used anti-chafing cream for the first time. I passed another cyclist today heading in the opposite direction. I slowed down, moved to his side of the road and was about to stop on the shoulder, but then he just rode passed without stopping. Bastard. I thought it was cycle-touring etiquette to stop and chat to a fellow cyclist no matter what the delay to your schedule might be. I had better luck when I passed my best friend Megs who was on her way back to Perth after holidaying in Exmouth. We had a bit of a chat on the side of the road and she told me about a place called Flat Rocks, which is where I am camped right now, in my tent this time.

Day 94 (pic)

Flat Rocks

Accommodation Free-camp (Flat Rocks)
Distance ridden today 72.67km
Average cycling speed 18.2kph
Total distance ridden 2,755km

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