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Kevin Weeks will be completing his amazing journey tomorrow, heading into Rockhampton at 9am. If you are yet to donate to this incredible cause, head to the website to contribute. Every little bit helps! https://weeksonwheels.everydayhero.com/au/kevin-weeks

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Check out these recent Weeks Building Group commercials featuring Supaloc ambassador Keith "The Foreman" Schleiger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov55UFbp7lw

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If you haven't already checked out Kevin Weeks' "Weeks on Wheels" blog, head on over to make a donation and see his amazing journey. Now drawing to an end, he has met some incredible people along the way and touched the hearts of many in his quest to raise funds for Parkinson's SA. https://weeksonwheels.everydayhero.com/au/kevin-weeks
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Kevin has reached Queensland and is nearing the end of his ride! Donate here and see his updates: https://weeksonwheels.everydayhero.com/

Day 19 - Queensland at last!

It is so great to have company on my journey! Campbell McKay joined me this morning at Lightning Ridge. Some would say "Why does this guy like pain?" or "Does he get a kick out of watching some old guy sweat and drip blood?" No, the answer is Cam's Mum has PD and he genuinely wants to help find better ways of dealing with this condition. It is very admirable.

We had an uneventful ride to Hebel, our first stop in Queensland, with a light tail wind heading due south. When we arrived we turned right - right into a south easterly wind of about 19 kays per hour! Bugger, this is the direction we will take for the next 400 kays and wouldn’t you know it, a serious wind for days. Luckily, we were accompanied by several emus along the way! Fortunately, the roads were quite smooth, or am I just getting used to my fillings being shaken out?

Tomorrow we have a shorter 97 kay ride to St George - the big smoke! They have 3 caravan parks, wow!! It's good to mix it up a little. The next 4 days will take us to within 400 kays or so of the finish. I can’t believe that we are nearing the end of what has been an incredible adventure!

Cheers,
Talk tomorrow!
Kev, Val and Cam

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See Kevin's latest updates and donate here: https://weeksonwheels.everydayhero.com/au/kevin-weeks

"Just sitting back resting in Lightning Ridge. Just got sent this video of the Elvis tribute band singing the Push Bike song at downtown Gulargambone, wishing me the best on the rest of the ride. What beautiful people!

You know, this experience of the real Australia is so endearing. With all the recent trouble in the world, it's nice to know that real Aussies still exist all over this great wide land of ours. On the road we are now being tooted by well wishers who we've met in all the various places we've been.

Tomorrow we cross the border into Queensland, with the first snack stop at Hebel, then on to Dirranbandi for the night. The ride is 125 kays total. Now we only have about 850 kays to go.

I am travelling with Campbell McKay for the next 400 kays through to Roma. Then we will decide where to go from there. We have a couple of choices - one is a bit shorter but with more climbing. I will ask the locals when we get a bit closer, as there's nothing like local knowledge.

It will be good to have a riding buddy for a short while. Cam's mum has PD so he understands the problem and wants to be proactive in finding solutions. He seems like a nice guy. He's only 45 so he will need to slow down for me, although I am getting fitter as I go. Well, I need to rest up, so bye for now!

Cheers,
Kev and Val."

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Here's another update from Kevin on his amazing ride. 1200km down, nearly half way! Donate here: https://weeksonwheels.everydayhero.com/au/kevin-weeks

Tough day at the office today, with 117 kays and one hill after another. Tomorrow we head for the bush in the Western NSW outback, the land of wild goats, camels and all things creepy.

Well, today if you care to look at the video I was summoned to ride in a work ute for 5 kays, through road works that they thought too dangerous to ride on the gravel road construction. These guys should ride alongside semi-trailers! That is what I call dangerous!

Short blog today as I'm very tired and I need to take a rest. Thanks to all the followers! I believe we have internationals online as well, so welcome and I hope you're enjoying my pain!

Cheers for now,
Kevin.

P.S. Finished with 1200 kays up for the two weeks - a little ahead of schedule.
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Here's an update on Kevin's inspiring journey across Australia. If anyone wishes to join him on a portion of his ride he would love the company!

DAY 12
Today we traveled 104 kays on the busiest roads you can imagine. There were countless trucks and everything else you could move on with wheels, plus one bike. While the truckers are very good at giving plenty of room, the air they push aside nearly blows me off my bike, especially those trucks travelling in the opposite direction.
So I have decided to take the lesser traveled route from Dubbo to Rocky. It's 100 kays more but should be a lot safer and far more pleasant. We will have to free camp a bit, as there are not as many towns. And what towns are there are a long way apart! I'll have to ready my BBQ skills - anyone for some nice road kill?!!
Well, today we got to the milestone of completing 1000 kays. That’s a long way to drive and I can assure you it’s a long way to ride! Most of the guys in our bike club have done Melbourne to Adelaide, which is over 1100 kays, so I am no pioneer, just as crazy as the rest!
By the way guys, your encouragement is much appreciated and it’s what keeps me going every day. When I feel like throwing in the towel, someone sends me a text of support and all is good again. "Just one day at a time" is Val’s advice. She is such a gem, a real keeper! I just hope she feels the same about the damaged goods she has ended up with!
By the way, my tremor has not improved a great deal but I believe this will show once the end is in sight. At the moment, getting up every day to have to ride is quite stressful, especially when it's below zero. However I am still alive and breathing so I have much to be grateful for.
Cheers for now,
Kevin.
Donate here: https://weeksonwheels.everydayhero.com/au/kevin-weeks

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Here's the latest update from Kevin Weeks' incredible journey across Australia..

"What a day Saturday was, riding 130 kilometres across the Hay plain, and plain is definitely the word to describe it. There is lots of nothing - no trees, just low scrub and wind. I really feel a sense of accomplishment just riding the vast tree-less landscape. It's a real mind game with lots of time to think and think I did! Why did I set myself such a challenge? I can’t answer that, only to say it seemed like a good idea at the time!

The plain is tree-less but definitely not lacking in cotton. There is lots of it all over the road verge, enough to start a mill. They must ship a lot of cotton through Hay, there is cotton everywhere! It was cold enough to think it may have been snow. I can’t wait for a warm morning start of say 7 degrees. I used to think that was chilly! Now my values have changed, for even 7 degrees seems rather balmy.

I think this ride is getting to me - loneliness does strange things to your thoughts! Yesterday was a rest day, I think it was Sunday, but I lose track of time out on the bike, I just keep pedaling until someone says stop or I fall down exhausted!
Cheers for now, Kevin."

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Managing Director Kevin Weeks embarks on an enormous ride to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's SA. http://supaloc.com.au/news-article/weeks-on-wheels/
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