Perth to Cape Leeuwin via Dunsborough 1984

Perth to Cape Leeuwin Tour via Dunsborough 1984

Cape Leeuwin

Perth To Cape Leeuwin, 6 day bicycle tour, 1984. This is the seventh 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 …

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Perth to Dunsborough 1984


Perth to Dunsborough, day 1, Monday 26 November 1984. As in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1983, I decided to take the morning Australind train from Perth and start my ride from Bunbury. My plan required me to arrive in Bunbury at about 1pm, as the train did in those days, and try to reach …

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Dunsborough to Margaret River 1984

Margaret River

Dunsborough to Margaret River, day 2, Tuesday 27 November 1984. I enjoyed a breakfast of things from the bakery and got going as early as I could. I planned to leave Meelup Beach for another ride and go straight to Margaret River by going uphill to Yallingup, then turning south to find Carters Road, …

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Margaret River to Augusta and Cape Leeuwin 1984

Cape Leeuwin

Margaret River to Augusta, day 3, Wednesday 28 November 1984. I had food bought at local shops for breakfast in bed. Then I got ready and set off, taking the direct route to Augusta because I had had two tours of Mammoth and Lake caves and wanted to get to Augusta in time to …

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Augusta to Margaret River 1984

Margaret River Surf

Augusta to Margaret River, day 4, Thursday 29 November 1984. I decided to have another look at Jewel Cave, not having been there for four years, so I set off up the Bussell Highway then turned left into Caves Road. After that enjoyable tour of Jewel Cave I went back to the Bussell Highway via […]

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Margaret River to Busselton 1984

Busselton Foreshore Sunset

Margaret River to Busselton, day 5, Friday 30 November 1984. I decided to go back to Busselton via a different route and see new roads and new places. 4 kilometres north of Margaret River I turned right into Keenan Road, which becomes Osmington Road. Then I turned left, north into Jindong-Treeton Road and got …

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Busselton to Cottesloe 1984

Australind train

Busselton to Cottesloe, day 6, Saturday 1 December 1984. There is little left to tell. I had a leisurely breakfast in my room, then a morning swim, before packing up and taking the easy ride up to Bunbury, where I bought tickets for myself and the bike on the Australind train, then went up to […]

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