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August 15th, 2002

e of Georgetown to w of Georgetown, QLD
118 km (73.2 mi)

Another good day of riding through the scrub. Met a couple by the Einasleigh River. Their son in law is a famous surfer named Tom. Had a good time riding throughout the morning. I stopped to put new batteries in my GPS. A car pulled up next to me to see if I needed any help. (this is pretty common out here, you stop, cars stop thinking you might be in trouble...this is good if I do get into a bungle somewhere). The guy and I got into an in-depth combination about video equipment. We agreed to meet up in Georgetown and he would do a quick interview of me on video. He asked if the bike was running good and I said yeah. After he left, I went to go and discovered that the rear tire was flat! Turns out I hit that cattle grate just a little too hard. I fixed the flat and pumped the tire back up. I was careful since it was a hot day about pumping it up too much. I went to go and the tire wouldn't move, the tube expanded and was pushing the tire back off the rim! I frantically found the valve and let a bunch of air out...seemed to be ok after that.

Got to Georgetown and spent some time there eating and talking to people The fruit and veggie stand seemed to be the hotbed of social gathering in the small town. Had a hard time debating about whether I should stay or not. I started riding, knowing that once I got far enough away from Georgetown...it would be too far to turn back. Later I was glad I kept riding, since I had a really nice ride on into the dark.

 

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e of Georgetown, QLD



e of Georgetown, QLD



e of Georgetown, QLD

Einasleigh River

e of Georgetown, QLD



e of Georgetown, QLD



e of Georgetown, QLD



e of Georgetown, QLD

bonus...a lollie I forgot about!

e of Georgetown, QLD

Heck, at least it runs


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