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Saturday, May 02, 2009

CAIRNS - MELBOURNE COMPLETED

Here is the team of riders...Jim, Ross, Nigel, Sarah, Grahame.
Front row: Diana, Kevin, Rosemary, Carlo, Lindy, Paul, Eris.
Left earlier: Stuart, Sally Sarah, John.

The full team (minus those who had to depart early) at the presentations last night at Seymour.

Roadies: Lyn, Fay, Sylvia, Robert, Alan.
Front row: Trent, Grahame
Left earlier: Emma, Geoff, Mary
Jim thanks Harward Mountjoy in Seymour for his continued involvement with Bike for Bibles. Harward rode Perth to Sydney on the original trip in 1987. Rodney Olsen was also on that trip!

Winifred and Harward and the Seymour team sure looked after our group last night. Here Trent (left) and Ross(right) select their first course... or was it their second?

When it comes to dessert nobody can stack it away like Sarah C. I did check and she did a great job on cleaning the plate! Her husband Nigel looks on in amazement.

Yes, Robert (our roadie from Narrabri) has a pretty good appetite as well. And a great sense of humour.
For those interested, we did 81 km today (Seymour to Mill Park (Melbourne) in:
3:17 (Goodies) @ 24.7 and the Gladiators did it in 2:57 at an average speed of 27.5.
I borrowed Sarah's (Bike for Bibles Victoria) bike and rode the last 20 km. Nothing too flash, but I rode in with the team. They rode 3,200+ and I rode maybe 200. But then my primary role was as a roadie wasn't it?
THANK YOU TEAM. THANK YOU SUPPORTERS.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PLAYED THEIR PART IN SUCH A MEMORABLE TRIP.
I'll put a few more photos on here that you haven't seen so far... after I get back to Dubbo.
Thank you Lord.

4 Comments:

At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done one & all.... but especially the Coates's!

Roger

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Keasty said...

They done good! Wonder if they're home yet? Sure was good to sleep in own bed last night.

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Aziel said...

Well done guys!

what a great accomplishment!

Aziel.

 
At 10:58 PM, Anonymous Rodney Olsen said...

Great to see that Harward hasn't changed much in the past 22 years since I rode with him.

 

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