Day 7 Thur 22nd March
Cockelbiddy to Eucla - distance 266 km
So far only one day of sunshine, one of wind and two of torrential rain and two days including today of slight drizzle and cloud cover. No good for us but good for our machines.
We drove from Cocklebiddy to Eucla. There is no bull dust and just now we are 15kms from the SA Border. New state and new time. No roos or cattle on the roads just a couple of wild horses.
Darrell Jeffries Entrant 10 riding a 1911 BSA lost his valve cap as he speed along. We saw him with a crowd looking for gold after the big wet. Oh no, no gold and no valve cap. However @ Happy Hour he revealed that Catrina Sargent donated a valve cap from a J.A.P which was then modified by Ian Sargent (Catrina’s Uncle). There is a prize for whoever can guess how many Sargent’s we have on expedition, including backup.
The youngest motor cyclist entrant 24 is Daniel Sargent who started riding motocross at 4 years. When he was 16 on L plates he drove his Uncles 1913 Humberette at the National Veteran Rally in Forbes.
Our photographer extraordinaire Brad got a flat and would you believe the Sargent mobile workshop was at hand to fix it. Thanks to you all for being such a wonderful expedition family.
Judie Stephens OAM - Expedition Director