Posts Tagged ‘Mudbath’


Today was the day of the stranded trailers, more mud baths, and then a good dry road. It was also a day of the death of my back tyre – 4km from William Creek – the goal of today. It was another day of naked cycling. Clement joined me as we cycled naked through the flat plains and the rolling sandhills.

Water crossing

Water crossing

Clement added some art to the back of one of the stranded trailers. ‘Be Brave’. Hopefully the trailer will soon be united with its car.

Stranded trailer

Stranded trailer

My last tyre only lasted 4000km. I guess it has been through a lot in Timor Leste and has been heavily loaded on sandy and muddy roads in Australia. The new one should make it to Adelaide (at least).. ☺

Another tyre bites the dust

Another tyre bites the dust


Today was ‘fun type 2’ – it was not fun at the time, but, makes for a good story, and is fun after the event. Today was a slog through the mud and soft sand. Lots of walking the bike, lots of taking off the luggage and carrying everything across the deepest mud.

Stranded motorbike

Stranded motorbike

We passed two abandoned motor bikes. Unlike on the APY Lands, these bikes will be collected later. They couldn’t get any further because of the mud and were rescued. We heard about them yesterday at the tourist information. The ground has hardened somewhat, but, it was still very tough.

Stranded motorbike

Stranded motorbike

The road nearer to William Creek is meant to be better. Maybe we can make it tomorrow. I’m sure there’s still a lot of mud before that. ☺