Crazy people riding self made wooden bikes across this country – I think that’s what the Aussie sun can do to you! Came across Basti a German cycler who made his own bike out of Bamboo and is cycling around the world – on a mission to plant 40,000 trees!. Check out his the video I posted on Instagram. Makes my journey look very sane.
We came across each other on the 90 mile straight – 146.5km of dead straight road. I put the Vespa on cruise control and I was able to catch up with some rest! No bends or turns – why not!
It was a good ride yesterday – getting into a rhythm each day now and getting into a flow. Seems that around 300 km to 400 km a day is about the limit. See how I go young forward.
Have been thinking about what it would like to be homeless. Many of us take a roof over our heads and a safe space for granted, I know I do, but there are many people in the world that do not have this or would take if for granted.
I am trying to stay as grounded as possible on this journey. Basic sleeping, cooking on the go and using fires where possible. Spot in the bush – and a thin mat to sleep on. Each night as the sunsets the temperature drops quickly and the crew sets in. Getting used to sleeping on the ground – walking up less than when I started a few days back. I am fortunate that I am doing this as a choice – but for many this is a daily challenge and struggle for them. Safe space, out of the weather, getting enough food each day.
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Ended the day in the bush at a campsite outside Caiguna. There were 3 caravans there so had a good dinner and convo around the fire – story sharing and plans ahead. It was good change.
Loving life on the road and seeing what lies ahead.