I haven't been for long rides before, even after doing 40,000k's in 4 years. So here is a pic from my trip from Geraldton to Perth yesterday. It was a bit of a learning experience for me. Firstly, riding into a strong headwind for 4 hours is tiring. However, riding with a strong tailwind leads to unexpected speed. Without the wind rush, it is harder to estimate your speed without actually checking it. The winds I encountered were typical for WA, 30 km\h gusting to 50km/h. Secondly, check that things are working beforehand. I thought I could charge my phone of the cigarette lighter I added via a usb adapter. I couldn't. (It needs more amps, so a direct phone charger from a cigarette lighter had to be purchased) If you have a bag to carry (or a swag) and you are on a cruiser, position it so it becomes a backrest. This is a really good way of making the ride more comfortable. On the way down, I was sore after a couple of hours on the bike. On the way home, I was fine all the way and could have gone for a few more hours. Lastly, look out for roos if touring in WA. They are kamikaze. Photo taken at "Hangover Bay", just out of Cervantes (200km north of Perth).