After adding about 4 kilos in food and water to my bike my confidence, when I set off, wasn’t exactly sky-high. Having said that, I was looking forward to the Nullarbor in a weird way. For so long it’s been a place I thought I’d never reach and now I’m here it’s all a bit surreal.
The day has pretty much gone as expected…. A very long road with not all that much to talk about. I had a headwind for 80% of it, but I won’t dwell on that.
The highlight of the day came when an emu decided it wanted a race. There I was cycling along, minding my own business, and after hearing something in the bushes, I looked to my right to see an emu running alongside me. I’m not entirely sure what it was doing, but it stayed with me for about a minute and it seemed to be in a bit of a hurry. I must say, I was impressed by how fast it was. So a word of warning; if an emu ever decides to chase you and you don’t have a bike or a car – you’re in trouble.
I’m now staying at Balladonia which is actually very civilised and has pretty much everything I could need. So for anyone else planning a trip across the Nullarbor – this is a good place to stop.
Distance: 118.9miles / 191.3km
Riding Time: 8:50:33
Av. Speed: 13.4mph / 21.6kph