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24 October, 2007

Greetings from australia,

I'm 5 days into the ride (rode 4 of them). I started in fremantle, on the indian ocean, and have gone about 600k east so far. today's a rest day, as 188k into a brutal headwind yesterday wore me out. also, I figure a few rest days early on while my conditioning builds will be helpful.

it's pretty desolate out here. a 150km or more between very small towns, or even simple roadhouses is common. it will be like this for at least the next 10-12 days. as long as the headwinds relent, all should be fine.

I'll keep you posted as internet access permits. thanks for all your encouragement,