I'm in an internet cafe in Perth wasting precious sightseeing time, but thought I'd drop you a line. As one of the six riders coming from SA, this ride was extra special for me... not only the first time on a ride of this scope and length, but also the first time I set foot in Australia.
It was a magnificent experience, and I'm still amazed that I did it. I met great people, really enjoyed the scenery along the ride. The worst thing was that awful headwind on the 108km day into Pinjarra.
I managed to meet some forum-ers, and it was great to see you. Missed some (twowheels, when I went back to call someone had erased the phone number from the message board. Also sorry to have missed Shell & John).
I have two days left in Perth before I fly home, and while I'm still on a break from cycling today tomorrow I'll be cycling around the bay (or whatever, the 27km ride).
Thanks to all - organisers, volunteers and fellow riders - for an unforgettable experience.