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Rest day at the road house-Expedition Dust day 9


I didn’t get as much sleep last night as I wanted  because I ate way too much food at the road house. I had lamb chops, a burger, three packets of Mi-Goreng noodles and a pack of gummy bears, I felt so sick. This always happens on expeditions, as soon as I can have fresh food I over do it and make myself sick. But I woke up this morning and again bought food from the road house. I had my continental breakfast but then I also brought two breakfasts wraps as well which had bacon, hash browns, egg and cheese. By the time I leave my body will have adjusted back to fresh food and I will have to re-adjust to Radix! Haha. I’m packing in as much food as I can because during the riding I am burning so much energy so I’m making the most of this food.



My day was full of sorting gear and organising things for Loren and I to part ways. I have a new adventure partner to join me! Yesterday when I met Dylan the tour guide I said "there’s a bike 15km up the road with nobody to ride it if you want to go on an adventure". He called me this morning and said “Brother! I would love to join you for some of the trip! I can pick up the bike and start in Meekatharra in just over a week". So in a weeks time for the next month Dylan will be part of Expedition Dust and I am absolutely stoked. He drove by the road house today and picked up the bike and all of the gear for the trip. 



Like me, Dylan has ADHD, he seems really awesome and excited for what’s ahead. The fact that he has said yes to an adventure and gone ahead to make it happen is so awesome. I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with another person. Him agreeing gave me an idea..why have one person do the whole thing with me when I could share this experience with 3 or 4 individuals This adventure can be a platform for growth and personal development to a few more people. So if I can make it work and share this adventure with both you online and a few lucky people here in Australia that’s going to be my sliver lining.



For now it’s still just me. Tomorrow I will be leaving the Overlander road house and heading east and aim to be in Mekathara in just over a weeks time. My bike is fully laden with food, gear and water. Even though there is 3 potential places to refill my water I like to carry more than enough. It’s 486km to my next rest day! I am so excited to get into the outback.




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Lani Mau
Lani Mau
Sep 01, 2019

good job dylan for joining 😂👌

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Hey Brando. Hope the post ‘fresh’ food blues haven’t hit you too hard today, really looking forward to reading the update. Not wanting to hijack your idea but before I read that Dylan was going to take up the bike, I was thinking I should check if that was a possibility for me. So hopefully once Dylan hangs up the wheels, I can be adventure companion numero 3. I found your site a couple of weeks back and you’re an inspiring dude. I’m punching through a horrific mental health slump of my own at the moment so an adventure alongside you sounds like the perfect tonic for that. But either way, I’ll keep up with your progress avidly. Keep on…

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Marilyn Blomfield
Marilyn Blomfield
May 29, 2019

Wow what a burger!

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Diane Cooney
Diane Cooney
May 28, 2019

Ha ha funny - before I read about Dylan, I thought to myself, maybe Loren could pop in and out of your trip along the way or that other people could do that- great minds think alike. So much more reassuring to everyone that you have a like-minded buddy joining you for this adventure. Grow those positive minds and keep pedalling!!!

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Vicki King
Vicki King
May 28, 2019

Great you have a mate to join you for a good part of your journey. In the mean time go for it and hopefully you'll meet some cool people on the way.😉

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