Midland to Moora 1990

Midland to Moora Tour 1990

Moora

Midland to Moora, 7 day tour 1990, cumulative distance 450 km.

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Midland to Gingin 1990

Gingin

Midland to Gingin, day 1, Monday 29 October 1990. I left Midland rail terminal at 9:25 and went up the Great Northern Highway. Winds were strong from the side, sometimes with and sometimes against me. There was intermittent rain. I stopped for a drink at 19710. As I passed through Bullsbrook a Macchi Trainer passed […]

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Gingin to Lancelin 1990

Lancelin Island

Gingin to Lancelin, day 2, Tuesday 30 October 1990. From the Lands Dept. map, which did not give the distance from Gingin to Lancelin, I had guessed it at 60-odd km. The night before riding it I increased the estimate to at least 70 km. I left Gingin at 7:28 on a cold, overcast morning […]

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Lancelin to Cataby 1990

Cataby

Lancelin to Cataby, day 3, Wednesday 31 October 1990. After breakfast in bed (milk, brie, jam roll) I went for a lovely morning swim, then got going at 8:57. There would be tailwinds nearly all the way on this day. The Lands Dept. map showed no back roads across country to Cataby, only the long […]

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Cataby to Moora 1990

Moora

Cataby to Moora, day 4, Thursday 1 November 1990. I left Cataby at 8:32. The turnoff was only about 200m down the highway. Once on the Dandaragan Road it seemed increasingly difficult to push the bike, and I thought that the previous day’s work had done me in. But after a couple of km I […]

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Moora to New Norcia 1990

New Norcia

Moora to New Norcia day 5, Friday 2 November 1990. The morning was fine and cool with a light southerly. I left Moora at 8:11. I had decided to go to New Norcia the short way, through Koojan and Gillingarra rather than through Walebing. This meant that I would be going due south early, while […]

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New Norcia to Bindoon 1990

Bindoon

New Norcia to Bindoon, day 6, Saturday 3 November 1990. I left New Norcia at 7:42. The morning was fine and cool with a light headwind, which wasn’t to freshen until it didn’t matter. There were steep hills. One started near the seven mile well nature reserve. Another long climb ended in a sign saying […]

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Bindoon to Perth 1990

Guildford railway station

Bindoon to Perth, day 7, Sunday 4 November 1990. Left Bindoon at 7:51 on a sunny morning with a fresh south-easterly which was to turn south-westerly later in the day. There were to be significant headwinds all the way. I stopped at Chittering at 20072. The shop had no milk of any sort. I rested […]

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