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Russell Bathard wrote:"When you're doing something like this, everything gets stripped back to the basics," he said. "I have four things I focus on every day: water, food, shelter, and the state of the bike. I don't have any other distractions, no mobile phone or GPS.
Where he has been for the past month, on tracks in the Northern Territory and Queensland, he sees an average of about two cars or two trucks a day.
"I wash my hands in the dirt, I can smell rain well before I can see it or feel it when I'm out here," he said.
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