Day 5 – Charters Towers

Todays leg of the Long Ride was supposed to end in Hughenden, but this little town was seriously struggling with accommodating all the participants of the charity ride – and since Team Berg came late to the party all was booked out already. Plan B was to continue to Charters Towers for the night – a 780km ride via Longreach, or shave of 270 km of the trip by doing 30km of dirt along the way… We opted for the later, but not without dramas….

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First of all the Beast didn’t want to start due to a loose contact our something like that – nothing a little fiddling couldn’t resolve.

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Once on the road, we actually had quite a good run, with the occasional road train forcing us of the road, which was heavily littered with road kill.

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Until we hit the dirt…

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But we made it in the end and finished the day with a big steak!

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