Hi Guys, I couldn't help myself and have a brag. I am almost half way. Tomorrow I do the Great Ocean Road to Torquey and that will be officially the turning point! Townsville to Melbourne and back. I left Sat 19th and got to Coonabarabran Tuesday. Lots of visiting to do! Had a week of family committments and then Tuesday 29th I head off again stomping over old stamping grounds at Blayney and Neville (great little motel train station there and the pub too). I did my biggest day Wed...Neville to Violet Town Victoria...690 k's. Reckon Davo might be thinking that is an easy days ride but for this old gilrl...well I think it was great! I am having a day off today siteseeing and checking out Ballarat. Lovely friends with a nice warm house! The rain put me back yesterday.Thank goodness my husband bought me the DriRider wet weather gear that I love as much as I hate. Vic rain is cold unlike our Qld rain which is quite warm by comparison even if you can't see through it the chill doesn't set in! Thanks you lot for all the support you give through this forum. I probably wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for you! I'd be home knitting socks or baking cakes!! It's all your fault!! Ha ha ha! Kezza PS: If you see me out there..I am the dorky one with a purple bag strapped to the seat of my 750 Shadow (Too lousey to by saddle bags because I thought I'd never do it) give me a wave. I'll be heading to Seville Sunday hopfully not lost on one of those freeways going round and round. Give me the open highway anyday even with all those trucks !