Bike Across Oz

A solo bike ride from Sydney to Perth in less than 10 days: Can Tristan break the world record?

Friday, September 30, 2005

Day 4 - Stats

Start time = 4.36am
Finish time = 6.40pm
Daily time = 14hrs 4mins
Daily distance = 243km

Total time = 3 days 14 hrs 30mins
Total distance = 1481km

Day 4 - Morgan to Crystal Brook

It was a very cold morning this morning and as a result Tristan has torn a leg muscle. Not good. We didn't realise what he had done but after 150km things still weren't looking good so when we got to Burra we found Tristan a doctor's appointment...and the diagnosis was made. Basically we just have to see how painful it gets for Tristan, and the Doc didn't make it sound very promising. Apparently rest is the cure...but we don't have time to rest!! So we got some hardcore painkillers for Trist and continued on through the hills north of Adelaide with all fingers crossed. We finished up early today at Crystal Brook in hopes of resting Tristan's thigh and icing it loads and anti-inflammatory-ing it like crazy.