Firstly, I over planned. I know you wouldn’t think that possible but over thinking it was probably my very first mistake. By overthinking it I ended up taking nearly everything I owned, I took so much stuff that I blew a tyre simply because of the sheer weight of safety equipment. Also, when we got to Southern Cross, behindus was 32 degrees and sun and ahead of us are black skies and a cyclone.Don’t listen to your wife! When she is sitting in her car, with the window cracked, calling you awuss, all the while having the windows fog up because of the heaters. When she says you need to get on your bikeand ride into a cyclone, as a little rain never hurt anyone, don’t listen. Stop, take a load off, book into a hotel andwatch a little TV.