Day 9 2013: Alkoomi winery – Mt Barker

Fire storm

Total: 751.2 km, 4466 m; Dist: 93.0km (Carol), Time: 4:31, Speed: 20.5 km/h, El: 493m
Smoke
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Somewhere.
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Day 8 2013: Manjimup – Alkoomi winery

Frankland River wine region

Total: 658.2 km, 3973 m; Dist: 94.8km (Carol), Time: 4:54, Speed: 19.3 km/h, El: 927m
AlkoomiWinery
We’ve been getting stuck into the grog so much this trip, that it just makes sense to bunk down in a winery and enjoy the time saved.
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Day 7 2013: Nannup – Manjimup

Fonty’s Pool

Total: 563.4 km, 3046 m; Dist: 74.4km (Miranda), Time: 3:39, Speed: 20.4 km/h, El: 898m
FontysPool
Archimedes Fontanini, after serving his 3 years in the Italian army at the Boxer Rebellion, essentially flipped a coin and ended up here, digging and hand-cementing a spring to turn it into the oasis that all of Manjimup, and us, are grateful for.

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Day 6 2013: Dunsborough – Nannup

The Loose Goose

Total: 489.0 km 2148 m; Dist: 80.9km (Leah), Time: 3:49, Speed: 21.1 km/h, El: 552m
LooseGoose

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Day 5 2013: Ludlow – Dunsborough

Busselton, the Noosa of the west

Total: 408.1 km 1596 m; Dist: 114.9km (Luke), Time: 5:23, Speed: 21.3 km/h, El:606m
BusseltonBut the good citizens of Busselton have gone one further and have built a bridge to Africa. A massive day of Sand, Ocean, Wineries, Chocolate Factories, Breweries, Margaret River Ambience, Cows, Feral Cousins, Flies, News Years Eve and 115 kms of riding in the big-ring.
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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.

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Day 3: 2013 Lake Clifton – Australind

Ride into the sun

Total: 229.2 km, 858 m; dist: 89.1 km (Steve), Time: 4:04, Speed: 21.9 km/h, El:286 m
BigSkyNeedsBigMBsA Big Sky needs big mailboxes as we temporarily turn inland.

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