IPWR 2017 – Day 4: Exhausted and ravenous but happy to spot a kangaroo!

Caiguna to Mundrabilla After my overnight ride down the 90-mile straight, I stopped briefly for food at Caiguna roadhouse. I also adjusted my cleats.  I’d had a bit of discomfort half way down the 90-mile so decided to slam my cleats right back. Jokingly, I said to Joe ‘If you see me at the side … Continue reading IPWR 2017 – Day 4: Exhausted and ravenous but happy to spot a kangaroo!

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IPWR 2017 – Day 3: The Nullarbor, my ‘disc’ wheel, but still no roos

Norseman to Caiguna, 370km When I got up, later than planned, the sun was already up and I’d slipped back a few places, to about 20th.  But I felt refreshed and alert.  And hungry! So I ambled over to the roadhouse restaurant.  The menu showed lots of pies, meat pies, steak pies, beef pies, lamb … Continue reading IPWR 2017 – Day 3: The Nullarbor, my ‘disc’ wheel, but still no roos

IPWR 2017 – Day 2: Rain, crosswinds, headwinds & towns that time forgot

Southern Cross to Norseman 352km daily / 780km cumulative / 390km average per day While I was on my bench in Southern Cross, the wind got up, a cold, south wind.  And it started raining.  I was dry under my canopy, but the wind was making me cold so, after a couple of hours of … Continue reading IPWR 2017 – Day 2: Rain, crosswinds, headwinds & towns that time forgot

Cycle / pedestrian safety in Ealing: What Julian Bell could have said at Dean Gardens on Saturday

Ealing Council leader, Julian Bell, gave a speech following the march in memory of Claudia Manera on Saturday.  His speech was not well received by many of those present.  This is a speech that Julian could have given that might have received a better reception. I am extremely saddened by the recent death of Claudia … Continue reading Cycle / pedestrian safety in Ealing: What Julian Bell could have said at Dean Gardens on Saturday