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Day 135 | back to Hall’s Creek: crossroad of the world

112 km | Heading west total: 6,141 km

I have asked the other cyclists I’ve met along the way what they consider the hardest part of their mode of travel is.

Without exception they all express the same concern: caravan drivers.

Not so much their driving which is bad enough but the repetitive questions I have now been asked hundreds of times.

I call it 20 Questions.

It certainly turns me off rapido. You just settle down in a comfortable location after riding, say, 112 km in almost 7 hours and someone appears at your shoulder to start playing. I spent most of today as I pedalled up the sealed road thinking of printing up a T shirt with the answers to the 8 questions I am most commonly asked each day. You will probably understand that by now the means of my transportation is one of the less interesting conversations for me.

Anyway, here are the 8 answers:

Melbourne;
Darwin;
4 months;
6 months or sooner if I get sick of it;
depends on the state of the road;
six hours is a good day at the office;
I’m not allowed to talk about how many punctures I get;
because I have a small penis.