Day 7 – Blackall to Longreach

We made it!!!!!!!!! 1237kms Brisbane to Longreach in 7 days. Day 7 was an absolute epic day, covering 240km from Blackall to Longreach, via Isisford. We departed at 6.30am & made great time. We rode in 70km segments stopping 3 times during the day for tucker & rest. The wind conditions were again very kind, […]

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Day 6 – Augathella to Blackall

By Dan O’Brien. Rod, David and I are having a great week doing “RideWest” in Western Queensland. We cycled 220km today and rolled into Blackall. A mere 241km to go tomorrow to achieve our target of 1240km in total, and get us to the finish line at Longreach. As you can see from these snaps […]

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Day 5 – Mitchell to Augathella

Day 5 is done and dusted, and it was a long stretch from Mitchell to Augathella – a total of 183kms. The previous night’s Calcutta for first flat tyre meant that the normal pre-ride tyre check was closely monitored this morning. Today’s conditions were close to perfect excluding a few windy patches in the first […]

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Day 4 – Roma to Mitchell

Day 4 on our amazing adventure started a bit later today given the shorter distance of 90k from Roma to Mitchell. We were hosted for a hearty breakfast by Mark, Annette and Tim from Roma Pumps and Solar then rolled out of Roma at about 9.00. Mark commented on the amazing work that the RFDS […]

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Day 3 – Chinchilla to Roma

Day 3 done. Big day, 195km from Chinchilla to Roma. We had it all, bush mechanic, pit stops on the side of the road, tons of food & heaps of laughter. Easy day tomorrow 90km from Roma to Mitchell, so the bar at the Explorers may get a work out tonight. #ridewestaust 2016 Day 3 […]

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Day 2 – Oakey to Chinchilla

Day 2 completed 168k – from Oakey to Chinchilla, including 12k of corrugated dirt, which gave rise to a couple of mechanicals. MAGIC conditions, nice & sunny & beautiful tail wind. 1st class morning tea. No one is going to lose weight on this ride! Thanks to Scott & Katie Lloyd, for the use of […]

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Day 1 – Amberley Air Base to Oakey

Day 1 completed 133k – Amberley Air Base to Oakey. What a day!! A steady climb for the entire day and then Murphys Creek hill. Murphys Creek is 21% for 1.2k, one of the hardest hills to climb. Thankful the hill at Murphys Creek is behind us. Hopefully tomorrow won’t be as hilly!! 6 days […]

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