Well, it's actually happening this time, I bought a ticket. This could end up being just Beefa and I, like on the first Deathmarch. Join us if you dare.
My head game starts to falter. Days of strong headwinds wear me down, slowly taking the joy out of riding. It becomes more like a forced death march than a summer holiday.
We won't make it to day 11 though, the tentative plan calls for a support vehicle to pick us up on Thursday and complete the trip to Melbourne. Maybe Beefa will be driving if he's not riding, maybe some Sydney messengers will help us out on their way, I'm sure we'll work something out.
Perhaps we will arrive back in Sydney with a day to decompress and lay on the beach before the flight home.
I feel like this has Trip of a Lifetime potential. It probably seems expensive now, and it is. My ticket was $1327 and even with sleeping in a tent or on a floor, food and beverage will be costly. Plus we'll be kicking in for gas (do they call it petrol? I don't know) and I'm sure we're all aware how difficult that can be to obtain, having seen the Mad Max movies.
Anyway, Team WRECK members, if you're thinking about going, maybe ask yourself "when we're talking about The Australia Trip in 5 or 10 or 20 years, do I want to be thinking man, I wish I had gone OR I'm so glad I spent that money, so worth it?