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10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby wob » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:18 pm

My mate's gone for a bit of a bike ride with his 10 year old son.

They flew over to Perth on Friday and are riding back to Gosford.

You can follow them at http://danmallo.com/ if you are interested.

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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby TraceyG » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:27 pm

Wow, that's an impressive effort for anyone, let alone a 10 year old!
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby wob » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:06 pm

Dan has reached Norseman and started out across the Nullabor today.

No real problems so far - apart from losing 3 chainring bolts and getting sunburnt.

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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby Dragster1 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:14 pm

Good on them I hope they have lots of fun, the 10 year old will have a great adventure to tell his mates
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby bychosis » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:30 am

That's incredible. A long trip for a 10year old, he might have to get a bigger bike half way. Kids grow fast.
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby wob » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:47 am

Well they're half way now.

They've crossed the Nullabor.

Epic.

2000k in 25 days.

Wow!
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby phineas » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:12 pm

That's amazing.


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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby phineas » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:14 pm

My 9 year old aspires to ride from Newcastle to Sydney, perhaps it's not so far-fetched after all :D


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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby John Lewis » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:04 pm

Gee, some impressive distances and averages there.
A great effort for a 10 year old and one he'll look back on for years to come.

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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby wob » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:10 am

They've reached Sydney (Campbelltown) - nearly there now

They've done 4000km in 47 days. Pretty amazing.

His Mum was telling me he want's to ride around Australia on a unicycle next. He's got to learn to ride one first :)

They plan to finish the trip at Terrigal on Saturday.

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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:03 pm

Incredible, what an effort for that age (or any age really!)
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby Gordonhooker » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:37 pm

Love the stories in the blog they are doing well.
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby sogood » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:46 pm

Amazing!
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:14 pm

A fantastic effort to finish the ride, 4,204km in 50 days.

It is probably just my middle aged perspective, but I keep thinking of the line immortalised by Jack Nicholson "What if this is as good as it gets?" At the end of your life, looking back & realising you never again reached the heights you did as a 10 year old.

My hope is that he lives his life looking forward at what more he can achieve.
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Re: 10 year old cycling from Perth to Sydney

Postby FXST01 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:56 pm

Dan Mallinson will be on SBS World News this arvo 6.30 Canberra time

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013 ... y-kids-hiv
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