Day 4: 2013 Australind – Ludlow

The Incident

Total: 293.2 km 990m; Dist: 64.0km (Luke), Time: 2:52, Speed: 22.3 km/h, El:132m
PreIncidentThe moment that preceded the incident.


This was the 3rd & last hot morning, the rest of the trip was cool. The road:

We start seeing a lot of these Christmas Trees:



The train tracks incident happens suddenly, but Steve is quick with the camera.


As we are living on the principles of Epic Darwinianism, it’s “move on or be eaten”. Luckily lunch is just around the corner:

Can’t remember if it was 2nd breakfast or first lunch, but portions were large. Here Mr Strava and Ms Fondo have a tête-à-tête.

Stop at Capel to rehydrate.

And take on board some extra snot:

The remainder of the morning is spent talking to Tuarts (which are different to Jarrahs and Tingles), as we ride through the beautiful Tuart National Park.

The rest stop camping area at Ludlow is lovely if you overlook the disturbing amount of toilet paper blowing about.

But nothing disturbs Carol as she gets into some deep crack work:

That afternoon we swim in the Indian ocean. So pristine you can almost see Madagascar.

Todays WA band is: The Valentines
TheValentinesThis one is a gem! Recognise the guy 2nd from the left? And in the clip he’s identified at 1:10. Looking very uncomfortable. In this Perth band before moving on to bigger things (albeit eventually suffocating on his own vomit). His grave in Fremantle is reputedly the most visited in Australia. The Valentines split in 1970 after a drug scandal and if you look closely at the clip you can see that they are all on the Elephant juice. Enjoy.

“Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby?
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me ’round
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my hearrrrt…”

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