Bike Across Oz

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

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Day 6 - Stats

Start time = 5.06am
Finish time = 9.24pm
Daily time = 16hrs 18mins
Daily distance = 481km

Total time = 5 days 17 hrs 12mins
Total distance = 2378km

Day 6 - Minnipa to Nullarbor

Hot again today, which we all know makes Tristan crazy! But we just keep reminding him he got through it yesterday. Once it cools in the afternoon he's much better! And its good for the support crew too cos it means the flies aren't buzzing around our faces when we're parked waiting for Tristan!!

Good thing Tristan got those painkillers for his leg...not that he's desperately needed them for his leg! He was trying to avoid them so he wouldn't have the drowsy side effects...but has ended up needing them for his killer back. Who knew sitting in the same position on a bike for 16 hours a day good create back pain!!?!??

We're all definitely in our little routine now: Taryn drives the morning shift. Pauline and Amanda pack at camp and follow with their leap frogging ways. Kel sits in the front seat taking photos of Tristan every 2 seconds! The car not with Tristan gets to do the shopping. Pauline does the night shift of driving. Taryn and Amanda set up camp and prepare dinner. Tristan finishes his ride, showers, ices, eats and massages before sleep...while everybody else cleans up!

481km. The biggest day yet! All very impressive considering the dramas only two days ago! Tristan is definitely on track for the record if he keeps this pace up! Finished up at Nullarbor today. Its certainly been luxury to spend three nights in a row at caravan parks!