RECUPERATION DE MA BATTERIE CHEZ AXA

DEBALLAGE DU MATERIEL


Waterloo
. Voila qui qualifie ce départ en vélo
Après avoir récupéré toutes nos affaires à Sydney, nous avons fait un essai pour mieux fixer mes pieds et cela a provoqué une ampoule. Je sais que vous pensez qu’une ampoule, ce n’est rien, mais pour un paraplégique, c est un vrai problème pouvant entrainer infection, esquarre et fin du voyage anticipé.
C est donc une première chose à laquelle nous sommes très attentifs.

Dès notre départ, nous nous sommes retrouvés dans une succession de petites côtes aux pourcentages dramatiques. Le poids que je tire ne me permettait jamais  d’arriver en haut et Mirjam a été obligé de me relancer une demi-douzaine de fois pour que j’en vienne à bout
La charge trop importante a fini par avoir raison du bras de ma remorque comme de mes propres bras également. Je vous passe l’état de notre moral, au bout d une étape qui n’aura duré que 20 misérables kms

Après un jour d’arrêt pour réparer la remorque, nos esprits et surtout prendre la décision de nous délester d’une partie de notre matériel, nous repartons en sachant que des routes moins pentues nous attendent plus loin.


Waterloo. This is our conclusion after 20km, at the end of our first day.
(we refere to Waterloo from the french point of view..)
In sydney we catched up our previously sended stuff. Thanks a lot to Brandi, Izelle and Hubert from AXA. Thanks to you we got our most important item: Steve's bicycle batterie!

Wanting to be better prepared against injuries, we attached Steve's feet on the wheelchair. What a bad idea. At the end of the day we discovered a little wound. We didn't even start our journey...it would be nothing for all of us, except for a paraplegic. This kind of incident quickly can mean the end of our roadtrip. So we cuddle this tiny little wound since a few days.
And then, finaly we started yesterday with our bicylces. First little selfie stop near the beach under a sunny sky. Aren't we the kings of the world?! Not for long, believe us...
Ten minutes later we face our first steep slope. Not downhill, no no. Uphill. Steve got stuck in the middle. Mirjam pushes. Together we end up at the top. And on  it goes. After more of these short but really steep slopes and a hot baking sun our moral goes more and more down. Completly exhausted we reach 20km later the top of the longest slope. And discover an even longer and steeper one. Impossible to climbe it. This time tears are close to break trough. But it's still not the end of the battle. Climbing to the reception of the nearby campground we discover that the fastening of our troley has broken.
Honestly we are quiet devastated. How can we go on? This night the best thing we can do is going to sleep.
Next morning we talk, we brainstorm and evaluate again and again. Between us but lukely not only. Tony from the campground fixes our troley fastening during his lunchbreak. Thank you so much.
We cross Linda and David who cycled around australia two times. They invite us for lunch and together we studie our route on the map. They have all the informations we need to take some crucial decisions. Back at our tent we give our generator to Toni and sort out as much as we possible can. We know from David and Linda: The most steep road is ahead of us, but after 500km it will be much easier. We overlooked our timetable. We feel prepared to start again tomorow. We will not give up. Not already now. Not after only 20 kms.


DEBUT PROMETTEUR EN BORD DE MER

TONY REPARE LA FIXATION DE LA REMORQUE

 


PRESQUE RIEN ET POURTANT UN GROS PROBLEME

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