Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:42 am

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:50 am

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Well on the way down from Darwin, heading to Katherine tomorrow and spending a couple of days there, then West, W.A. border about 520km from there, good times :)
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:15 pm

In halls creek, Broome on the 16th me thinks, happy days and tailwind now, yay.
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:21 pm

Exmouth... :) Ocean, coastal route and smaller distances from now on, relaxing here i come!
8500km later, about 1400km to go.
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby rifraf » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:53 pm

Woo Hoo :!:
Go Pawel :)
Love the pics.
Man what an achievement.
Good on you for inspiring the rest of us.
Happy spinning :arrow:
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:12 pm

Arrived to Kalbarri yesterday and staying for 2 days to relax and spend some money at the bakery

Not far now...

If anyone can help with a room/backyard or something i would appreciate it, my next few stops would most likely be: Geraldton/Leeman/Jurien Bay/Cervantes/Lancelin or therabouts.

I can be contacted at: 0439 756 378

Thanks a lot.

Pawel :)
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:52 pm

polishbiker wrote:Arrived to Kalbarri yesterday and staying for 2 days to relax and spend some money at the bakery


Last decent bakery till Bullsbrook if you go that way ... enjoy

If anyone can help with a room/backyard or something i would appreciate it, my next few stops would most likely be: Geraldton/Leeman/Jurien Bay/Cervantes/Lancelin or therabouts.


Suggest you go via Chapman Valley scenic drive into Geraldton from Northampton. Much nicer than the highway.

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:12 pm

following the coast from geraldton.

just hoping the tires can make it to the end, they look like they had enough, 400km to go ah!
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:43 pm

well this trip its almost at its end, expecting to be in perth this saturday :)
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby rifraf » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:38 pm

Polishbiker called into Two Rocks this morning on his way to Perth.
I got to make his acquaintance over a coffee at the local cafe'.
Another friend of his who turned up shared some fantastic doh-nuts from a Polish bakery.
Gonna have to find out where that is as they were very very moreish. :D
Great to meet you Pawel, I'll look forward to any future local riding opportunities that might crop up. :idea:
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:53 am

Well this trip is now finished, arrived to Perth from Lancelin on saturday, was a beautiful day out there and some more scenic riding.

Just like Perth-Sydney last year it was a wonderful experience.
Met lots of great people.
Seen lots of interesting places.
This one was a bit better in terms of handling the loneliness on the road, think it was a combination of having a cooking set so i had 'proper' meals and the right amounts of it, most of the time anyway. Also been taking vitamins, krill oil and berocca to get the right stuff into me.
Another improvement from last trip was having the music with me, made a huge difference, being with your brain for days, weeks and then months can be a bit tricky at times, music was a great solution on those long stretches of nothing in Australia.
Bike handled excellent, 9900km and no major issues, only 1 puncture and on day ONE in cairns haha, was a bad start and i was a bit worried but then it was smooth riding all the way.
Lost about 8kgs which isint too bad on such a long journey.
Average kms per cycling day would be around 130 to 140 so around 7 hours or so.
Biggest kms in a day was 200km
Longest day in terms of time was 190 in 11 hours, headwind all the way.
Shortest day was 15 kms! In Litchfield park.
4 days of rain throughout the journey. One which got me stuck in Queensland for 5 days, Lawn hill national park from memory, road turned into mud etc!
Lots of animals on the road as you can imagine.
Challenging weather around NT - 40 + degrees was rather exhausting. Then strong headwinds from Exmouth down. Strategy was to be up by 4AM and do most kms before the weather got too wild, worked generally.
See what the next adventure brings :)
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby Marty Moose » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 am

Well Done Polish that's an epic ride
Like most though I think your a little crazy :) then again that's probably a compliment :) Great stuff

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby Aushiker » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:23 pm

Congratulations on finishing the tour successfully.

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby John Lewis » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:15 pm

Great tour Pawel,
Seems you had a great trip. Enjoyed looking at your photos of the journey too.

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby jacob_T » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:11 pm

Congratulations.
What an incredible journey.
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby pollardsam » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:15 pm

Awesome, sounds like a great trip, nice work.

I'm doing Sydney - Perth the short way & supported starting in a couple of weeks, let me know if you have any tips!
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby polishbiker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:44 pm

it was a good experience indeed, wish it never ended! but reading few blogs here and there for the next tour so thats whats going to keep me happy while in perth village :)

pollardsam - which way are you going??
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby pollardsam » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:05 pm

I'm going through Katoomba, Bathurst, Hay, Mildura, Adelaide, Port Augusta, Nullabor, Norseman, Perth. So almost as direct as possible, though getting to Perth in 24 days all going to plan...

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby Aushiker » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:50 pm

pollardsam wrote:http://www.wodaus.com


Like the album ... now brought :)

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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby pollardsam » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:23 am

Cool, thanks :D
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Re: Sydney-Perth going up North in June/July.

Postby rabobank89 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Very nice P.. What an experience :D
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