Support Team Member Profile – Emily Grant

by admin on September 25, 2008

Okay, it’s about time we profiled some of the people helping out on this ride.

First up is:

Who: Emily Grant

What: Jack’s Cousin, Brendon’s niece

What Else: School Teacher in Hobart, Tasmania

Claim to fame: Crashed into Brendon doing 20 kms on the Nullarbor, jammed her handlebars through the back wheel – and managed to do all this when a Road Train was coming the other way.

Then she blamed Jack for the crash!  (He was 50 metres back)

Emily also had a habit of throwing Clinkers (lollies) at us as we rode along.

Favourite Expression: Harden up!

Emily rode and rode hard for 3 days.  In her words she was “Without question the best, fastest and best looking rider of the 3 of us.”

Emily’s birthday present to Jack was the scenic flight to see the whales in the Great Australian Bight.

Also, Emily has promised to ask amongst the students at her school and try and find Jack a girlfriend (ooooops!!). Emily left us a few days back at Ceduna and is now safely tucked up in Hobart, recovering from sore legs.

Thanks Em!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Angela Hodgman September 25, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Hi team,
of course Brendon means “Girlfriend” for Jack doesn’t he – Em teaches at an all girls school so that is the only choice – what are you thinking of man? Are you tired or what? Drop and give me 20! I hope you are both doing your push ups and working on your upper body strength. No slacking off!
I am missing you all very much. Went walking in the park and found myself wanting to collect firewood and put the billie on!
Stay safe and enjoy the ride. Spud and I looked at those hills as we travelled on the bus – good luck and God speed.
Love to Neil the camping guru, and superMel.
Cheers, Ange xxxxxxxxxxxx

Jonah September 26, 2008 at 9:11 am

Hi Guys
Your half way and smashing it. Well done your getting stronger each day and cranking out those ks Enjoy the Flinders, you are heading into some beautiful country. There is an awesome cake shop as you pass thru Orroroo on the left, you gotta stop there.

julie mason September 26, 2008 at 11:05 am

Morning guys!
Loving the updates and photos – Mel, I’m becoming computer literate!!!! Hope all is well and you are enjoying Laura and Harrys company and help. Who is looking after Neils beer and the “none before midday rule?” Hee hee. (Hi Neil). Seriously though you are on the downhill run home and every km ridden is one k closer to completing your epic journey. Ride like the wind and keep safe. Mel,as Kath would say “look at moi, look at moi, Ive got 2 words for you ‘DAY SPA’!!!”. Cheers Juls xxxx

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