My Adventures

Darwin to Broom

D2B Map - Reality, it's now real

D2B Map – Reality, it’s now real

DARWIN TO BROOME CYCLE – VIA THE GIBB RIVER ROAD

Travelling over the Gibb River Road, approximately 1.900 kms, across the top of Australia in 21 days.

I did this on my own, as a way of putting myself outside ‘the comfit zone’ and dealing with the demons that still persist in my head from the invasive sexual abuse I received in the Navy as a young sixteen year old lad. I read a small note one day on Facebook which simply said, “Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere; and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself”.

That said………“This is not a ride for the faint hearted.”

I have read,’ that any reasonably fit person can do it – whether you are 30 or 70. You don’t have to be super fit – just committed enough to ride 5 to 12 hours a day for at least 5 days consecutively at a time’.

Of course my training mileage will help enormously. Every section of the ride was a little different and I did have a 100 mile (sounds easier than writing 160km) day early on in the ride and I had to ride 4 days over 100 kms consecutively.

There was five rest days during journey, they were for recovery (in a hotel or caravan park – hot showers, oh yeh) , replenishments and repairs, also there was time to do some writing, posting photos and even tourist stuff.

But I had to stay focused and be happy to ride those 2 and 3 consecutive days covering 100 kms a day. There were five nights where I slept in the bush on the side of the road.

Camping on the Road 1600 1200 admin

Camping on the Road

D2B Other Crazies I met on the road 1200 1600 admin

D2B Other Crazies I met on the road

Diet and Training 1000 750 admin

Diet and Training

D2B – The Last Two Days 2560 1920 admin

D2B – The Last Two Days

Class 3-4B 2435 1696 admin

Class 3-4B

Arrived Home to Sydney 2560 1920 admin

Arrived Home to Sydney

Kenny Mac – You did it! 800 600 admin

Kenny Mac – You did it!

Day 19 – Derby Another Rest Day 2560 1920 admin

Day 19 – Derby Another Rest Day

Day 18 – Rest Day Derby 2560 1920 admin

Day 18 – Rest Day Derby

Day 17 – Arrived in Derby 2560 1920 admin

Day 17 – Arrived in Derby

Day 15 – Mt Barnett Roadhouse to Silent Grove 2560 1920 admin

Day 15 – Mt Barnett Roadhouse to Silent Grove

Day 13 – Ellenbrae to Gibb River Kreuzung TO 2560 1920 admin

Day 13 – Ellenbrae to Gibb River Kreuzung TO

Day 11 – Home Valley Station to Ellenbrae Station 2560 1920 admin

Day 11 – Home Valley Station to Ellenbrae Station

Day 9 – Kununurra Rest Day 1152 864 admin

Day 9 – Kununurra Rest Day

Day 6 – Arriving in Timber Creek 2560 1920 admin

Day 6 – Arriving in Timber Creek

Day 5 – Katherine to Buntine Hwy Turn Off 1366 768 admin

Day 5 – Katherine to Buntine Hwy Turn Off

Day 4 – Rest Day 2560 1920 admin

Day 4 – Rest Day

Day 2 – Adelaide River to Pine Creek 2560 1920 admin

Day 2 – Adelaide River to Pine Creek

Day 1 – Darwin to Adelaide River 1000 750 admin

Day 1 – Darwin to Adelaide River

Too Late To Back Out Now!! 1920 2560 admin

Too Late To Back Out Now!!

Help Comes In Many Forms 943 924 admin

Help Comes In Many Forms

Countdown – In Single Numbers 2560 1447 admin

Countdown – In Single Numbers

Friendship 508 768 admin

Friendship

Camden Discount Cycles 880 660 admin

Camden Discount Cycles

“Bum Cream” 1920 2560 admin

“Bum Cream”

Darwin to Broome 700 700 admin

Darwin to Broome