My Next Event
ALICE TO ALICE SOLO MOUNTAIN BIKE CYCLE
3053KM IN 48 DAYS
The next big adventure has been confirmed after 2 years of planning!!!!!!!
In August I am riding my mountain bike (The Northern Express) solo from Alice Springs to Alice Springs (A2A) – a circle of the Australian Central Deserts. I will leave Alice Springs and head to Boulia, Birdsville, Marree, Oodnadatta, Finke, and back to Alice Springs.
The plan so far:
In July, I will be driving to my beloved Uluru, Northern Territory to compete in the Australian Outback Marathon for the 6th time. I will run the half-marathon this year. This will make it my 56th half-marathon.
Because I had an extra year to plan my trek, I had ample time to order the Bob trailer from the USA that I have always wished for. Now came the real planning, a day by day itinerary because I had to work out the distances, days on the road and the food I needed to carry. Food drops via Australia Post is another handy way to have the food I like and that can keep me well fed. This is because I couldn’t carry all the food I would need for the 28 days camping on the side of the road as I found on my previous solo cycle – Darwin to Broome.
These are all the things I am currently organising:
- Book accommodation at Alice Springs for the start and end of the trek.
- Book the Storage Unit to keep my Isuzu Ute and Uluru gear locked away while I was on the road for the 48 days on my cycle trek. I decided to drive instead of flying – saves the back and forwards with the half marathon and it also allows easy transport of the equipment I will need.
- Ordering the food and equipment.
- Train. Continue training hard, keeping fit and healthy.
You can read my itinerary (so far) below:
I will keep you all updated through my Blog.