Kalgoorlie to Norseman – 189km

Today we were up vey early to pack the vehicles and have breakfast for a 6am departure. We were heading south today and a riders worst weather condition – the dreaded head wind prevailed. Roads were good, undulating through bush land and low scrub. There were sightings of a monkey, several bears of various sizes, Santa clauses and other miscellaneous objects in the roadside trees. Signs indicated there are a number of mines in operation in this region.

We lunched outside the Widgemooltha Roadhouse and we were greeted with a very well choreographed cheerleader performance from Janette, using her new pretty pink pom poms. Very colorful and could be spotted from a kilometer away. Over lunch we found a few familiar faces in the Kalgoorlie Miner – a great article giving us much exposure throughout this region. From the number of friendly toots on the road, this along with our story on channel 7 last night and radio interview on the ABC yesterday, has the momentum building for the START Foundation.

Because of the very strong winds we formed a rolling train for the afternoon. It worked very well and got us safely into Norseman. It’s great to welcome Shaz to the group. She rode straight to the front of the peloton and stayed there for the day. Well done everyone in tough conditions.

Richard Cooke