The longest straight

Trip Start May 05, 2012
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Trip End May 21, 2012


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Flag of Australia  , Western Australia,
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

As usual we got up an hit the road while it was still dark about 4am, it started to rain, but thankfully it only lasted a couple of minutes, its not fun riding on the slippery roads in the rain with all this weight on our bikes, we got to balladonia and we're ordering coffees before we new it, we got some supplies there, showered, washed some clothes and left there about 9 am, we knew the longest straight in Aust is just out of town about 30 K's at 11:00am we got to the start of it, and dad had one thing he'd love to do, he'd like to do it in one day, we still had our tail wind which was in our favour, we stopped for a photo with the sign, there was a pile of rocks there which everybody signs a rock and throws it on the pile, there was a tree which everyone hangs there shoes in, when we were having the photo shoot I set the camera up on the tripod, the wind was that strong it blew it over, did some damage to the camera but we were still able to operate it,
so we started ridding the straight, not sure if we'd get to the end today but we were prepared to set up camp along the way, we pulled over for a cuppa and some dencor rub on the ole boys legs, and started off again, as we set off there were some people coming the other way driving tractors, no ordinary tractors, these people tour in these things, there mad! oh hang on' what are we up to!, all of a sudden the end seemed accomplish-able, even if we did ride in the dark a bit, there wasn't much traffic and we could see it coming 10ks away, so we decided to do it for the glory, 211ks we rode today, we got to the end at ciaguna about 20:30 we were wrecked, but we could have an easy day tomorrow, the roadhouse had a little bar so we ordered a beer and a hamburger this was the biggest day we've ever ridden, at the bar were some guys we had meet earlier today, they were riding postie's across from Perth to a place near Sheparton, and playing the golf course on the way, there were 10 postie's in total and 5 support vehicles, they were raising money for the lions club, we camped at they're site, stood around the fire, dad told a few yarn's, we decided we couldn't be bothered putting our tents up so we slept under dads tarp, terrible idea! The dew making us cold and wet and the rummaging of plastic every time one of us moved keeping the other awake, its was the worst sleep.
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