Perth to Cape Leeuwin 2000

Perth to Cape Leeuwin Tour 2000

Cape Leeuwin

Perth to Cape Leeuwin 2000 – 10 days, 739 km cumulative distance. The aim of this trip was to visit the old south-west tip again, but to do it in a way originally intended in the failed ride of 1983; that is, to go inland, then rush to the coast at Augusta, go …

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Perth to Bunbury 2000

Bunbury main street

(PRELIMINARY) The new bike built for the 1999 ride had given excellent service for a year. It had extended my range and shortened my times for all my trips, and given a minimum of mechanical trouble after a few early adjustments. It had done over 2000 km before the start of the 2000 ride and […]

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Bunbury to Noggerup 2000

Noggerup roadway

Bunbury to Noggerup, day 1, Monday 18 September 2000. I left the Bunbury Motel at 8:38 on a cool overcast morning with light WSW winds. The odometer read 36. I was riding due east to get onto the old South Western Highway and head for Dardanup. It was good to ‘break the surly …

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Noggerup to Boyup Brook 2000

Boyup Brook

Noggerup to Boyup Brook, day 2, Tuesday 19 September 2000. I left Noggerup at 8:32 on a cold cloudy morning. This was to be a rest day, a ride of 40 km or less. It was the only rest day of the trip and I needed it to get in shape for the two days […]

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Boyup Brook to Nannup 2000


Boyup Brook to Nannup, day 3, Wednesday 20 September 2000. This was to be the first challenge day of the trip. The distance wasn’t extreme but it would be hilly. The day started sunny and cold but clouds soon covered the sky. The wind was light SE changing to S then SW. I was going […]

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Nannup to Augusta 2000


Nannup to Augusta, day 4, Thursday 21 September 2000. I started from Nannup at 7:28 on a cold morning – che gelide manine [cold hands!]. It was sunny and the forest looked beautiful in the clear white light. As in 1981, the first 20km seemed easy despite the hills. I rested at 244 at …

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Augusta to Margaret River 2000

Margaret River

Augusta to Margaret River, day 5, Friday 22 September 2000. I didn’t look at any of the caves on this trip – I have seen them all several times, there aren’t any new ones and they will still be there next time, and I wanted to do other things and not get too tired. I […]

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Margaret River to Dunsborough 2000


Margaret River to Dunsborough, day 6, Saturday 23 September 2000. I rode up to the Margaret River post office to send a postcard and left there at 9:00, 381. I rode over the bridge then turned left up Carter’s Road, then right into Caves Road. I took that route in 1978 on the rainy windy […]

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Dunsborough to Busselton 2000

Busselton Jetty

Dunsborough to Busselton, day 7, Sunday 24 September 2000. The day was cool to mild and sunny with northerly winds shifting north-westerly, then south-westerly. I was going to make it all the way to Cape Naturaliste for the first time and it was a perfect day for this. I got lost trying to get out […]

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Busselton to Bunbury 2000

Bunbury main street

Busselton to Bunbury, day 8, Monday 25 September 2000. After an early morning swim I got ready in a leisurely way and didn’t leave Busselton till 9:57. I did not attempt on this occasion to leave Busselton by the coast road and join the main road via Wonnerup, as I have done most times in […]

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