Day 2: 2013 Rockingham – Lake Clifton

Living the dream – west of the world

Totals: 140.1 km 532 m; dist: 79.7 km (Carol), Time: 4:06, Speed: 19.2 km/h, El:238 m
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Day2

Today was forecast 34oC so a 5am wakeup (6am departure). Assessing yesterday’s damage on a cool day, Mal opts for long sleeves but notices his 2nd pair of knicks are shorter than yesterdays.
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We set out, observing that the military hides things underground out west:
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Dugite warning:
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Here’s one we prepared earlier (some Dugites prepared even earlier are at the end)
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Staunching some blood (it’s considered bad cycling etiquette to allow blood to flow into your socks):
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There is always something flowering:
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Second breakfast at the Dome in Mandurah:
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Beautiful day, Carol & Miranda BFF.
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The peloton sets across the Mandurah channel:
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Reflecting
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Arrive Lake Clifton campground. Vinnie keeping track of the number of crashes by marking his arms. Hardcore tribal.
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When he runs out of space he starts on the legs:
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I don’t trust these things. I can feel them moving closer.
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Yep, I’m with you, better go poke one:
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That night at the pub (read this carefully Scott & James):
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A rare shot of Jill on the pub verandah:
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Tents at the caravan park, while falling asleep, I dreamt I heard a tin-whistle. (Jonathan!)
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The Dugites: “Waiting” Countdown 1981

“In the past
Nothing would last
Didn’t seem to know how.
Sometimes strong
I was wrong
Everything’s OK now.
I was waiting just for you
(just for you)…”

What a great song! But I can’t resist putting up this extra one:

Actually Malcolm is eating up the miles, the only problem he has is in deciding which of his two tan-lines to work on.

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