Canning Stock Route: controlled chaos

We were supposed to be ‘on the road’ today.  Heading for Wiluna.  There was a gratefully accepted suggestion last night when I finally made it home from my last day at work to delay a day so that I could feel ‘ready’.

It’s just as well we did.

The aftermath of a wheel conversion - a last minute change in trailer means I had to convert the trailer wheel from offset to  symmetrical.
The aftermath of a wheel conversion – a last minute change in trailer means I had to convert the trailer wheel from offset to symmetrical.

A loaded road-test of my intended trailer this morning wasn’t the happy confirmation of steady tracking and ‘follow my lead’ that should have been the case.  Coincidentally I’d had an email from Aga and Mateusz – a Polish couple who’d just got back to Perth after attempting the Canning Stock Route themselves.  They offered to let me look at their trailer and see what I thought.  All the handling problems were solved and the show was back on the road.  Amazingly their only stipulation to lend me the trailer was that I return it to them in Poland after the trip.  An absolute godsend :-)

A bit of everything - all with a story.  The water filter has a new hose; the camera lens case; a waterproof iPhone case that allows charging; the Nikon DLSR battery for Sarah; and the edge of a bag of scroggin, plus many more.
A bit of everything – all with a story. The water filter has a new hose; the camera lens case; a waterproof iPhone case that allows charging; the Nikon DLSR battery for Sarah; and the edge of a bag of scroggin, plus many more.
35 days in two boxes - to be packed into two panniers - then time to rest
35 days in two boxes – to be packed into two panniers – then time to rest

And again – a place to watch our map-crawl and a place to donate if you’re inspired.

 

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6 comments

  1. Wishing you all the best for your trip. Don’t forget to take lots of detailed bike pics. Will be following the blue dot.

  2. Wishing you a safe an exciting trip!! We’ll be thinking of you over here…glad Sarah and Bryn will get to see you off at the beginning xx

  3. I’m sure you’re off on your way. Have an amazingly unique time!! We’ll be watching for any sign of you from Sarah’s updates. Patti

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