Bicycle Across Australia (Perth to Sydney)

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Bicycle Across Australia (Perth to Sydney)

The Dream to bicycle across Australia came to me while I was climbing Aconcagua in Argentina. My tent mate for two weeks happened to be a Doctor from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. While in Argentina, I kept thinking about how I could cross Australia. Planning to cross Australia by foot would be an enormous undertaking, but I thought I might be able to bicycle across Australia.

With little planning, the plan was stay on the coasts of Australia where people would more likely be vacationing, and relaxed behind the wheel of their car. This idea proved of little significance since there is only one road across Australia.

The Bicycle Adventure covered 4 of Australia’s 6 Territories on road bikes in 60 days carrying supplies & equipment. It is quite a lone flight to fly from the East Coast of USA to Los Angeles, on to Dubai, and finally landing in Perth (Western, Australia). But I did not want to know how quick you could fly from Sydney to Perth, so I decided to fly around the World instead.

Starting in Perth we followed the coastline until Esperance, where we’d head north to Norseman to start the quintessential experience of the ‘Australian Outback’ – Crossing the Nullarbor Plain. The Nullarbor stretches over 77,200 square miles of treeless desert, holding the world’s largest single piece of limestone, having temperatures range from 30F to 130F, and rainfall averaging 200 mm per year. If we survived, we’d head into Port Augusta to resupply and again follow the coastline on to Adelaide, Melbourne, and eventually weave our way up the coast to Sydney…


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Bicycle across Australia Journal

The story of Ashley & Billy’s cycling adventures across Australia from Perth to Sydney
A journey from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
^^^ Billy’s Journal Writing in Black & Ashley’s Journal Writing in Purple. ^^^

bike across australia journal
How it all got started …

After a long day and night of getting ready for the adventure, I did not end up going to bed until 4 am. Woke up at 6.15 am. Went to walk around the bed, … stumbled, WHAM!!!, I slammed on to the wooden floor on my side… What a way to start the adventure.

Is this sending me a message for what lies ahead? Got on the computer to email a few people (talked with Ben). By 7.30 am my parents and Ashley are up. We start throwing in the last equipment and tape the boxes. We run out of packaging tape, and everyone has to scramble looking around the house for more tape. We are in the car heading to the Atlanta Airport at 8.05 am. My father takes us to the Airport.

…and Our Story Begins.

bike across australia journal

DAY
Photos
DATE
MILES
DESCRIPTION
bike across australia photos
15 OCT – 17 OCT Travel Day
Flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to Dubai to Perth, Western Australia
journal_photos
18 OCT / Sunday Perth to Rockingham
journal_photos
19 OCT / Monday
50
Rockingham to Clifton Caravan Park (35 miles before Bunbury)
journal_photos
20 OCT / Tuesday
60
Clifton Caravan Park to Donnybrook Caravan Park
journal_photos 21 OCT / Wednesday
60
Donnybrook Caravan Park to Manjimup
journal_photos 22 OCT / Thursday
75
Manjimup to Walpole
journal_photos 23 OCT / Friday
85
Walpole to Albany
journal_photos 24 OCT / Saturday
0
Rested in Albany
journal_photos 25 OCT / Sunday
82
Albany to 30 miles before Jerramungup
journal_photos 26 OCT / Monday
62
30 miles before Jerramungup to 25-30 miles before Ravensthorpe
journal_photos 27 OCT / Tuesday
88
36 miles before Ravensthorpe to Munglinup
journal_photos 28 OCT / Wednesday
65
Munglinup to Esperance
journal_photos 29 OCT / Thursday
25
Esperance to between Gibson and Scaddan
journal_photos 30 OCT / Friday
98
Between Gibson and Scaddan to Norseman
journal_photos 31 OCT / Saturday
93
Norseman to 25 miles before Balladonia
journal_photos 1 NOV / Sunday
80
25 miles before Balladonia to 60 miles before Caiguna
journal_photos 2 NOV / Monday
89
60 miles before Caiguna to 11 miles before Cocklebiddy
journal_photos 3 NOV / Tuesday
82
11 miles before Cocklebiddy to 25k after Madura Pass
journal_photos 4 NOV / Wednesday
102
25k after Madura Pass to Eucla
journal_photos 5 NOV / Thursday
7
Eucla to Border Village
journal_photos 6 NOV / Friday
50
Border Village to 68 Miles Before Nullarbor
journal_photos 7 NOV / Saturday 68 miles before Nullarbor to Nullarbor Roadhouse
journal_photos 8 NOV / Sunday
73
Nullarbor Roadhouse to 17 miles before Nundroo (Yalata Land)
journal_photos 9 NOV / Monday
67
17 miles before Nundroo (Yalata Land) to Penong
journal_photos 10 NOV / Tuesday
45
Penong to Ceduna
journal_photos 11 NOV / Wednesday
42
Ceduna to 17 miles before Wirrulla
journal_photos 12 NOV / Thursday
92
17 miles before Wirrulla to Wudinna
journal_photos 13 NOV / Friday
62
Wudinna to Kimba (Half Way Point)
journal_photos 14 NOV / Saturday
75
Kimba (Half Way Point) to Nuttbush
journal_photos 15 NOV / Sunday
70
Nuttbush via Port Augusta to Port Germein
journal_photos 16 NOV / Monday
92
Port Germein to Port Wakefield
journal_photos 17 NOV / Tuesday
62
Port Wakefield to Adelaide (Hackney)
32 journal_photos 18 NOV / Wednesday
15
Adelaide (Hackney) to Adelaide Shores
33 journal_photos 19 NOV / Thursday
25
Adelaide Shores to Hahndorf
34 journal_photos 20 NOV / Friday
79
Hahndorf to Meningie
35 journal_photos 21 NOV / Saturday
92
Meningie to Kingston S.E.
36 journal_photos 22 NOV / Sunday
79
Kingston S.E. to Millicent
37 journal_photos 23 NOV / Monday
30
Millicent to Mt. Gambier
38 journal_photos 24 NOV / Tuesday
70
Mt. Gambier to Narrawong
39 journal_photos 25 NOV / Wednesday
90
Narrawong to Peterborough
40 journal_photos 26 NOV / Thursday
70
Peterborough to Apollo Bay
41 journal_photos 27 NOV / Friday
40
Apollo Bay to Aireys Inlet
42 journal_photos 28 NOV / Saturday
30
Aireys Inlet to Geelong
43 journal_photos 29 NOV / Sunday
45
Geelong to Melbourne
44 journal_photos 30 NOV / Monday
30
Melbourne to Frankston
45 journal_photos 1 DEC / Tuesday
42
Frankston to Grantville
46 journal_photos 2 DEC / Wednesday
18
Grantville to Cowes, Phillip Island
47 journal_photos 3 DEC / Thursday
69
Cowes, Phillip Island to Foster
48 journal_photos 4 DEC / Friday
79
Foster to Sale
49 journal_photos 5 DEC / Saturday
44
Sale to Bairnsdale
50 journal_photos 6 DEC / Sunday
60
Bairnsdale to Orbost
51 journal_photos 7 DEC / Monday
47
Orbost to Cann River
52 journal_photos 8 DEC / Tuesday
67
Cann River to Eden
53 journal_photos 9 DEC / Wednesday
34
Eden to Tathra
54 journal_photos 10 DEC / Thursday
64
Tathra to 4k beyond Bodalla
55 journal_photos 11 DEC / Friday
62
4k beyond Bodalla to Ulladulla
56 journal_photos 12 DEC / Saturday
61
Ulladulla to Werri Beach
57 journal_photos 13 DEC / Sunday
54
Werri Beach to Royal National Park
58 journal_photos 14 DEC / Monday
30
Royal National Park to Bondi Beach (Sydney)
journal_photos Touring Sydney
journal_photos Travel Day
Flight from Sydney, Australia to Bangkok, Thailand, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles to Atlanta, USA

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