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The big map shows roads heading west, towards the ferry from Wallaroo to Lucky Bay.
Yet I regret leaving the Mawson Trail, it is good.
The forests, wheat fields and vineyards are truly beautiful.
It is only once or twice per day that I have to fallback to map and compass.
Tyres, suspension, wheels and brakes all did a great job.
The steel luggage carrier tubes from the famous Kiwi blacksmith from Mount Pleasant are the most sturdy part of the bike.
A mountain bike would have been nice on the trails going up hill though.
Going up is a battle against gravity.
On some sections I would have loved to have an off road motorbike, just for a few minutes. But well, the physical challenge was doable, even for an untrained fellow like me.
I lie the roads downhill much better, although they push both rider and bike to their limits.
No more pre-plotted route for me.
no detailed map.
My path will be Unplotted.
The bitumen road going west feels as a kind of liberation.
Just simply head west, follow the compass.
No fixed destination, so never feel lost. I love it!