The weather gods had decided that this last ride, would be our wettest ride yet, from Mandurah to Mullaloo Beach, Perth. The distance ridden was 103km, the actual ride time was 4hrs 22min, at an average speed of 23.78km/h. The final peloton was Charlie, myself, and Paul, joined on the way, by Mike and Vic.
I have many thoughts and discoveries during this ride. The first is that I have missed out so much, on really discovering the joy of adventure and nature. Reconnecting to old friends and making new ones.
The hardest part was making the decision to do this and then declaring it.
What I then discovered was, that all my thoughts on why I couldn’t do this were just thoughts and not based in reality.
I have been so moved by the willingness of people to make a difference and their generosity with time and or money.
Thank you all for your contributions in messages, sharing and donations!
This has all been for a very worthy cause & I will let you know the final total, as I know there are some people who were waiting for me to complete the full ride.
The final distance that I rode was 2033km.
You can still help us raise money by donating to our GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/old-legs-tour-down-under…
This will be an annual event and we will be back next year, with a new adventure with the mantra “Do good, do epic and have FUN!”
So, any of you who have been contemplating the idea of joining us next time, put this in your calendar so you can start training!!
PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT PENSIONERS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN ZIMBABWE
Any assistance is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to giving our pensioners a better quality of life and lifts the pressure of money worries which is very debilitating emotionally.
(Donations made to ZANE in Australia, are tax-deductible)