Since our last email we have,
1 Ridden 40 klms into Surat in the pouring rain. We went straight to a motel for hot showers and what looked like a ute load full of hot chips.Just what we needed.
2: Had more light rain on our way to Roma but nothing like before. It was the edge of the falls they had on the coast.
3: The roads are really flat now although we have spent most of the time climbing a little bit which means that you do little coasting but we are now over the hump.
We are riding for 2 out of 3 days now and that seems to suit our bodies.
4: Met Bill Reid's sister (the first principal of Carrol College) the other day having morning tea on the road side.
5: Queensland has great free or for next to nothing cost camping areas in most of the towns with showers and toilets nearby.The towns are really working together to get the nomads to return.
6:Just out of Augathella disaster struck in the way of a broken trailer arm. We had to hitch hike our gear the 50 klms into town while we rode in.
Mark from Moruya Bikes came to the rescue and had the part to us in 2 business days. Thanks Mark.
We stayed for a week in Augathella because of bad weather at the race coarse with hot showers and watched the Brogas, emus and bustards roam the coarse and at night time the howling of dingoes.
7; On the way to Tambo we went over the highest point on Queenslands main roads and where water run of goes to the Darling system to the east and the Lake Eye to the west.
In Tambo we checked our tyres and oiled our bikes and packed our bikes in the morning and was just about to leave and yes you guessed it we found my back tyre was flat.
8: We rode 60 klms to Isisford yesterday averaging over 20 klms per hour.
9: The weather is cold in the mornings but warm during the day with great sunsets and moon rises and good camp fires sometimes with other campers who give us good advice on roads and camp sites etc.
10:Next stops will be Longreach and then Mnt Isa by the end of June and then Darwin by the end of August. 2400 klms to Darwin from here.
We have now ridden more than 6500 klms and loving it.
11: For those down south have a pleasant winter.
Regards to you all.
Peter and Barbara