June 28, 2013
Distance today = 50.18 km; Total distance = 22,256.75 km; Location = Balladonia (10 km west of) – 32 18.379’ S, 123 31.666′ E; Start time = 0806, Finish time = 1607
When the weather is as perfect as it was today, even a non-varying landscape provides for a nice run. It was basically one long straight road for 50 km. Tomorrow I should make it to the beginning of the longest straight stretch of road in Australia, and the second longest in the world – 146 km without a bend or kink.
I was passed today by two girls who are cycling east. In a few more days, I should pass Shane Crawford heading the other way. It’s a real treat to see others on the road, and relieves the monotony somewhat.
I’d like to finish with a big thank you to the company, Commercial Eyes, who have provided the biggest donation to Oxfam of the whole world run so far – $6,000. What a great gesture, and one that is deeply appreciated.