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I have planned a bike tour from Darwin to Sydney in 2012 together with a classmate. Unfortunately, today he decided to not come with me, depending of family reason.
Is there somebody out there who would like to join the party ?
My plan is, to do the trip during 3 Months (from July to September).
I'm 64 years old from Switzerland, male, well trained, German- English- French- Spanish speaking.
as you can see, I have planned 3 Months for the tour. So it will not be a race.
I devided the tour into 64 parts. Some are 40 Km, some are 100 Km.
You will find them here :
http://www.bikemap.net/user/elSuizo/rou ... m=3&type=2
Of course, I want to visit the tourist attractions on the way too (Kakadu national park, Kathrin Gorges etc.).
Would be cool if we could bike together.
By the way, I did Darwin to Perth in 2003 by 4x4 via Gibb river road
All the best with your ride. Sounds like a great idea. I will be in Darwin in July as well, but heading south to Perth and will be riding the Gibb River Road all going to plan
what about changing your route
Cool vids on youtube.
Long time ago, I did some videos too, from a fix mounted camera. But while watching them, I got bad, feeling really sick. I think its the swinging movement of the cam.
So I stopped the project.
It might be worth asking this question on the CrazyGuyOnABike website as well, the companions classified page is here. A lot of the advertisements are for people touring in the USA, but you might have some luck there. You could try the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree as well.
If you don't find anyone to go with, will you still go? I assume so. There are pros and cons with travelling alone or in company. It can get quite lonely on your own sometimes, but this can also be a good thing, especially through the vastness of outback Australia. Being alone makes you more approachable and more welcome as well, although if you've spent two weeks alone, sometimes your first social interaction can be a bit strange. Travelling with someone creates a shared experience and an immense bond; something that no one else will understand. But travelling with the wrong person can completely ruin a trip as well.
IMO you will be lucky to find a replacement for the entire tour.
When I rode across the Nullarbor, my partner pulled out too. Took off solo. But rode with a guy from Norseman to Eucla.
Plough on. Try not to let others interrupt your dreams. You will meet a lot more people if you are solo.
Otherwise if you are keen on riding with someone else, you might have to change your plans.
Best of luck. Sounds like an awesome adventure.
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