Mackay Today

It’s quite simple really: You work out a tentative route; organise the time off; pack the bike and go. However, as they say
“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.”

Mum has experienced some complications with her recovery, as family rally around her hospital bed they tell me I should just keep cycling and of course they’re right, that’s what Mum would want too. But out here alone on the road I’m left to wrestle with my conscious, with my personal enjoyment of the ride marked by concerns for mums well being.

I have made the decision to put my ride on hold for a couple of weeks so I can return home and then to country Victoria to visit with Mum, after which time I expect to be back on the bike and peddling and blogging harder than ever to make up for lost time.

Off into the sunset!

Categories: Mebourne to Mackay 2,500 kilometers 2014, Solo unsupported Australia tours


  1. Nick, sorry to hear about your mum, thoughts & prayers are with you, Elaine xxx


  2. Very sorry to hear your schemes have gone awry Nick and hoping your mum is soon on the mend. On the bright side, I can think of a few people who must be very happy to see you! Love and fond thoughts, Mary C and family xx


  3. So sorry to hear your mum’s not doing so well nick. I hope all goes well when you see her and she gets to enjoy the continuation of your journey and blogs. Take care and maybe see you when you’re back here.


  4. Right decision Nick, you need to be with your Mum, my thought and prayers are with you and your family.


  5. Sorry to hear your mum is poorly Nick and wishing you and your family all the best – your presence will no doubt be very welcomed!


    • Thanks Megan, while I’m not able to do anything medically speaking, I think being there is important , I can read her the postcards I sent and snippets from my blog cheers and thanks for your kind thoughts


  6. Best wishes for your Mum’s recovery Nick.


  7. My thoughts are with you brother.


  8. Sorry to hear about your mum, Nick. Drop by to say hello if you get the chance when you’re back in Melbourne. Jacqui


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