Day 6 – Norseman to Balladonia

by admin on September 17, 2008

Day 6 started 20km out of Norseman, and it was a really hard day.  100km uphill into a headwind before Jack and Brendon got some downhill and the wind died off.  They ended up cycling from 6:00am to 6:15pm and only did 185km, which left them 30km short of Balladonia, both totally exhausted.

Then they found out that the 165km from Balladonia to Caiguna was not 165km as originally thought, but was actually 180km.  That makes it a 210km ride tomorrow to get back on track.

We’re hoping that they don’t get another headwind or they could be way behind.

~ Mel

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Jonah September 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Hey Jack. I’m reading your daily reports full of admiration because I know how tough it is out there and your doing an amazing job. Forget about the things you can’t control like headwinds and focus on just enjoying each stage of your ride. Get across that Nullabor and its going to get easier. Hope your eating heaps and keeping that body fuelled.

Harry Sinclair September 18, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Keep Those legs turning!

See you in a few days.


Terry September 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Chins up guys. It is early days and plenty of time to get back on track. One day at a time.

julie mason September 18, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Keep going! you are both so strong and determined – draw on your inner strength to help you focus on your goal. watching you all the way!!! Juls XXXX

David White September 19, 2008 at 10:04 am

There was a 10 year old boy (Little Brother) in our program who had given up. He sat on the couch and basically withdrew from everything and everyone. He had decided it wasn’t worth the effort. We matched him to his “Big Brother”…it took a full 12 months to get him moving, but he became a star in his local footy team and understood what friends and community meant. You guys are that kind of inspiration! Thinking of you all the way
Dave White (Big Brothers Big Sisters)

admin September 19, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Keep it up guys!

See you soon xxoo

Alli, Caitlin & Hannah September 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Laura and Harry,
We hope that the bus trip was not too horrible. Hopefully the weather warmed up!It was great to have you stay with us.
Sorry we havent met yet. We are checking in each day to follow your journey. You are amazing.
Mel and Brendon,
You have great kids, you must be proud. Well done. And thanks for the uggies!

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