It feels like I am on my way home. And I am. But there is a looooong way to go….
A 2Hr Detour for an Extra Show
I finished the last show in Perth and wasn’t sure whether I was driving to Broomehill or to Esperance. Everyone at the agency had finished for the day and were not answering any of my calls. Eek!
I ended up staying the night at a little town where I could either turn right to go to Esperance or go straight ahead to go to Broomehill. I got a call in the morning that Broomehill was going ahead which meant I had to leave straight away. It was a two hour drive and I was due to start in 3 hours. To give me an hour for setting up and warming up. Yikes.
No Time for any Warm-Up. Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, I had no time for any warm-up. No riding, no juggling, no anything. Yet, it went spectacularly well. Sweet!
1.7cm made all the difference. Yep. I was trying to work out why I was struggling to do some of the tricks in the show. My seat was too high! But not by much. Yet enough to make a HUGE difference.
The Last Shows of the Week. I am really looking forward to some actual days of doing nothing. Driving doesn’t count as a day off.
Stopped By The Principal Mid-Show. It is true! I am not sure what he was thinking or what was going on but I had to say, I’m only half way through the show….
He was very apologetic and I went on with the show. The kids loved it.
Spare Bike to the Rescue
After a 2 hour drive I made it to Kalgoorlie, ready for shows. As I was warming up I noticed something odd happening to my rear brakes. I also learned that I had left my tools back in Melbourne. I couldn’t fix it with the tools that I had with me. This is why I have spare bike!
The issue turned out to be the brake mounting post that had come loose from the frame. An easy fix when you have the right tools.
Half Way Across Australia
There are no white lions in Kimba. But gee the kids were lovely. They had SUCH a great time during the show and were an incredible charming audience.
It was great to be back at Lock Area School, too. I was there 2 years ago in 2021 and they were thrilled to have me back. The mats were already set up when I arrived and the students were excited with anticipation.
The Best Day in All My Days
Today I was in Whyalla then back up to Port Augusta. Then I travelled all the way back to Kimba. Yes, when touring there is a LOT of travelling. Either you are driving or flying or waiting in airports.
And Bless his little cotton socks. Little Silas came up to me at the end of the show in Port Augusta and told me how much he loved it.
Balaklava and Jamestown, SA
Today was a big day. Lots of driving. And, I was able to go almost straight past the big battery in SA. Last time I took a bit of a detour and was nearly late to the first show. Actually, this was when I went to Burra last year!
The shows went well and I was reminded what it was all about.