Bike Across Oz

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

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Day 10 - New World Record

Just for all you die hard fans out there (that especially means you Karen!!!) we thought we should put up a post to let you all know....drum roll please....that Tristan did it!!!! He arrived at Cottesloe Beach 9 days 9 hours and 17 minutes after he left Bondi Beach last Tuesday!!! He shaved a good 14 hours and 13 minutes off the old record. He totalled 4064.85 kilometres across. The biggest day he had was 490km. And this guy was supposed to have a torn muscle!?!? I promise to update the site properly over the weekend. It could take some time as there are lots of photos to show you all. Internet access was most definitely sparse coming across and even if it was available, we didn't have the time!! I hope everyone was checking the SKM site for progress updates. We were certainly being pestered by many SKM strangers calling us along the way...when we had phone reception that was! But PHEWF... after a 2am start I think its time for a powernap.... a REALLY big powernap. What's the bet Tristan has already fallen asleep in the bath!!!?

Day 10 - Stats

Start time = 4.47am
Finish time = 1.27pm
Daily time = 8hrs 40mins
Daily distance = 282km

Total time = 9 days 9 hrs 17mins
Total distance = 4064.85km

Day 10 - BKH Cafe

Yummy Yummy

Our very last break for the trip could not have been better, all thanks to BKH Cafe in Bakers Hill.

The owner very generously provided us with coffees and some tasty taste egg and bacon sandwiches. The best breakfast of the whole ride (and I can say that cos today is that last day!)

Great Eastern Hwy, Bakers Hill - Go visit!
And Thank you BKH for your support.... it's most definitely the little things that count!

Day 10 - Merredin to Perth

The last day has finally arrived and I think it is best described with this montage of pictures: