Cottesloe to Margaret River 1978

Cottesloe to Margaret River Tour 1978

the Margaret river

Cottesloe to Margaret River, 6 day bicycle tour, 1978. This is the second of a series of retrospective bike stories, of rides taken before 1987. 1987 was the first ride to be fully documented in the current format, with distances, speeds, rest stops and so on, moreover written as soon after the event as possible.

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Cottesloe to Harvey 1978

Harvey at Dusk

Cottesloe to Harvey, day 1, Monday 27 November 1978. I hoped that this ride would be better than 1977, learning from the mistakes of the previous year. Unfortunately I didn’t know what all the mistakes were. But one had certainly been, starting too late on a hot morning. So I decided to start at …

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Harvey to Bunbury 1978

Old Coast Road

Harvey to Bunbury, day 2, Tuesday 28 November 1978.   I tried to get away reasonably early. I had a nice breakfast in the dining room and set off on the familiar road to Bunbury. When I reached Brunswick Junction, just for a change I decided to take the road to Australind and …

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Bunbury to Busselton 1978

Bunbury main street

Bunbury to Busselton, day 3, Wednesday 29 November 1978.   The breakfast wasn’t as good as it had been in the Rose in 1977, but it filled the spot. The weather stayed mild and breezy, with the wind in my face as I started towards Busselton, this time taking the correct way to …

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Busselton to Margaret River 1978

the Margaret river

Busselton to Margaret River, day 4, Thursday 30 November 1978.  I got my breakfast delivered to the door on a tray again ($2.75) and enjoyed that. I don’t think I took an early swim before setting off. I don’t do that any more if I am facing a challenging day, as this was, …

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Margaret River to Busselton via Yallingup 1978

Ngilgi Cave

Margaret River to Busselton, day 5, Friday 1 December 1978.   The day was cloudy and windy with westerly winds and showers. I felt a bit depressed – I didn’t see any spooks or anything, but that old hotel had a bad feeling about it, or so it seemed at the time. I …

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Busselton to Cottesloe 1978

Perth Railway Station

Busselton to Cottesloe, day 6, Saturday 2 December 1978.  I slept well and enjoyed breakfast delivered to my room. I can’t remember whether I had another quick morning swim – I might have done. The day was sunny and cool and there was a moderate south-westerly wind blowing, which promised an easy run …

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