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….
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.
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.
Until we hit the dirt…
But we made it in the end and finished the day with a big steak!