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Darwin to Adelaide


North to South across the centre of Australia - 12 riders doing 3200+kms in 31 days

3,251 km (2,020 miles) over 31 days from July 28, 2006 to August 27, 2006

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Tandem, 1-3 months
Locales: Oceania, Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, South Australia, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Gladstone, Adelaide
Year: 2006

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/our2006oztrip

Copyright © 2006-2014 By Dave & Jo Whitney - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2006
Last update: Wednesday November 8, 2006 08:21 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 22 Aug 2012 13:11 (US/Pacific))
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Flying along on our Thorn Tandem - it's sunny, warm and with a super tailwind - it doesn't get much better than this (Thanks to Kath for the pic)


Table of Contents

So what's going on here then?

The ride details

Getting to the start : Loss No.1 & Character No.1

Darwin: doing the tourist thing and getting ready for the off

      Day 1 Darwin to Batchelor: away at last
      Day 2 Batchelor to Pine Creek: the first long day
      Days 3&4 Pine Creek to Katherine: hilly, hot,headwinds and a day off
      Days 5 & 6 Katherine to Mataranka: wot? another rest day already
      Day 7 Mataranka to Daly Waters: big distance and a night out
      Day 8 Daly Waters to Elliot: out into the wide open spaces
      Day 9 Elliott to Banka Banka: when the going gets tough........
      Days 10 &11 Banka to Banka to Tennant Creek: to civilisation and a day off
      Day12 Tenant Creek to Wycliffe Well: into alien country
      Day 13 Wycliffe Well to Bush Camp: onto our first bush camp
      Day 14 Bush Camp to Aileron: ever changing scenery
      Day 15 Aileron to Alice Springs: to the halfway point
      Days 16 & 17 Rest days in Alice Springs: two whole days of rest and recuperation
      Day 18 Alice Springs to Finke River: bad stomach day
      Day 19 Finke River to Kulgera: super cycling day
      Day 20 Kulgera to Marla: into overdrive we go
      Day 21 Marla to Cadney Park: easy does it
      Days 22 & 23 Cadney Park to Coober Pedy: into Opal country and a day off
      Day 24 Coober Pedy to Bush Camp: rip roaring day extended
      Day 25 Bush Camp to Glendambo: another easy does it half day
      Day 26 Glendambo to Bush Camp: whats this - water?
      Days 27 & 28 Bush Camp to Port Augusta: end of the Stuart Highway & a final rest day
      Day 29 Port Augusta to Gladstone: go to Jail, directly to Jail
      Day 30 Gladstone to Clare: a nice easy half day
      Day 31 Clare to Adelaide: across the finish line
      Adelaide: 2 days off before our flight to Perth

The Rogues Gallery (Part 1)

The Rogues Gallery (Part 2)


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