Biggest day so far for both of us!
Crossy | Nundroo – Ceduna – Poochera| 289 km
Jacob | Murray Bridge – Portland |516 km – plus into Victora!
After spending the night in my bivvy on the side of the road near Nundroo, where I woke unsure how to get out of it, the day started early. What I planned to be a shorter ride turned longer. A massive day with 290 km of riding, but got me 130 km further than my plan. With a tailwind for a lot of the day, I took fair advantage of that and pushed through some pain.
After stopping in Ceduna and restocking (thanks to Shianne at Foodland) I set off for Wirulla where I knew there was nothing open to restock at all, instead choosing Poochera a further 40 km down
The plant-based smiling machine rode from Murray Bridge to Portland and didn’t go unnoticed by the dot watching paparazzi. A massive 520 km. Plenty of photos and video of the legend getting on with the job. Looks to still be doing okay physically, or hiding it pretty well!
Coming into Kingston looking strong after completing the Coorong earlier this morning.
Heading up Greenhill Rd toward the Adelaide Hills in good spirits.
Passing through Adelaide pretty calmly riding with Abdullah Zeinab alongside him.
Jacob heading along the Kingston South East’s beachfront. A strong cross-tailwind helping him along. Looking very fresh and strong. Photo credit: Andrew Watts
Millicent dot watchers were lucky enough to get their first taste of IPWR awesomeness today for 2019.
The day was rounded up with a generous ‘Trail Angel’ opening their home to this years riders. Shannon Ross you sound like an amazing host, I might see you in a few days!
Thanks again to the dot watchers for the photos and video.
STATE OF THE NATION – AT THE END OF DAY NINE
Looks like the nerves have gone and the legs have kicked in. So glad to see everyone doing so well out there.
Keep it up
Great job Mick…. in awe ?
Well done Crossy and Jacob, Mick it sounds like you are coming good, keep pushing mate
Crossey your a legend I love the daily up dates, keeps us all grounded and how hard your days are but raising awareness for people who deal with such challenges everyday. Sorry I missed your call last night, I’ll keep trying to call you.
Looking forward to shooting you a beer or 2 at the opera house.
Keep looking forward mate and remember it’s not a race.