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Round Oz Bike Record Attempt - 2008
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30 May 2008




Mount Isa

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I slept in to 4am and got up feeling particularly grotty, not having washed for two days and having toiled into the dusty wind all yesterday in very warm conditions.  I quickly packed up and was on the road soon after 4:30am.  The highway was busier, with many road trains, but it was wide enough to make riding relatively safe.  The road was quite hilly, passing through a mountain range and, despite the following wind, I found myself fading on the hills with legs tired from yesterday.
The low mountain scenery made for some good views and there were a number of long downhill rolls to enjoy, but I still struggled to make good time.  I reached Mount Isa, a major mining centre, dominated by smelters and smokestacks, around 10:30am and went to McDonalds for breakfast before picking up my mail from the Post Office.  By now it was around 11:30am and I needed to make a decision about whether to continue on to Camooweal (191km), which I would probably not reach until about 9pm, probably too late to buy supplies for an early start the next day.  I decided that I needed some body recovery time and booked into a motel on the northern side of Mount Isa with plans for an early start tomorrow.



Round Ireland

Hume & Hovell Walking Track

Via Alpina

Australian Alps Walking Track

Land's End to John O'Groats

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Round Oz Bike Record Attempt

Australia Tip to Top MTB

Adelaide to Darwin MTB

Sydney to Melbourne MTB

Three Peaks Race

Appalachian Trail

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