October 28, 2008

Last day and i am pumped







I am sitting here freezing with my feet once again in a bucket of ice water. Mal is fussing over me and complaining at the same time because i keep pulling my feet out. Sarah is making egg and bacon rolls and they smell delicious.

Not long to go now. we will meet the boys at Mount Panorama in half an hour where we will do a hot lap of the track. We have a school to attend at 9.00 am and then we hit the road for the final leg of the journey. We roll into orange at about 2.00pm and have the grand finale at a public school. I hope the kids are pumped and scream like crazy. Its going to be such a relief to get off the bike for the last time. The sores on my butt have now turned hard but they still sting like crazy. My achillies tendons burn like ash Wednesday and my lower back feels better when i walk like an eighty eight year old man. But i do not complain much to the crew. For some reason i continue to tell them that i am fine and everything is ok.

Wish us luck and send some good vibes our way. I would like to thank each and every one who has replied on the blog , sent messages via sms and called us on the phone wishing us luck and lifting our spirits.

Thank you to all who have donated both before the ride and whilst we have been on the road. Thank you to the Johnson Property group for their major sponsorship making the whole project financially viable.

Well i have to eat my breakfast and hit the road for the last time.

Chow babies..............I will update later tonight ........

9 comments:

Lynda said...

We bet you're pumped, Good on you both, what a mammoth effort. We've been Cheering you on all the way! Well Done, enjoy your last ride and we will all see you soon. drive home safe. luv us again. xxxooo

Pitchies said...

Beyond inspirational effort Michael. Love all the blog entries. Hope you have a fantastic final leg and enjoy your finale in Orange.

Mum C said...

Well here you are on the home stretch. You must be feeling so elated. You’ve almost reached the pinnacle of your Mount Everest . Dad and I are so proud of what you have done and also so relieved it’s almost over. We’ll be cheering for you at 2.00 this afternoon and I’m sure a lot of others will be as well. It has been a mammoth task for all you and it’s going to be a hell of a party starter for future gatherings.
Well done everyone, smile, puff out your chests and give each other a big hug. You are all awesome. Stay safe and don’t try to break any speed records going around Mt Panorama. . Love Mum. Dad, Jaz, Han and Ruby. Only 1 more sleep.XXXXXXXXOOOOOO

RosieM said...

Michael all the best - I cannot believe it's the last day!!! Hope you have a brilliant last day enjoy the moment you have achieved an amazing feat - and I know this challenge has been an incredible personal achievement for you. Your beautiful Amanda has been a wonderful support to you and what can I say about the rest of the TEAM ... simply awesome guys Craig, Mal, Reg & Sarah - thank you. Keep safe and enjoy every minute of today - I know it's going to be crazy for you today but fantastic memories will be formed to keep forever. Love from Rosie M and all your friends at Asthma Foundation xx

grey nomads said...

HI WELL THANKS TO AMANDA NOW I HAVE TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY FACE ,I THOUGHT I WOULD SHORT OUT THE COMPUTER,WELL DONE EVERYONE ,JUST OVER THE NEXT HILL AND YOUR THERE,HAVE A GOOD DAY ,LOTS OF LOVE .REG AND DAWN MUM AND DAD.

Jodie Meyn said...

Hi Mick & Moo, Been thinking of you guys every day and cheering the whole way, big clap for you Moo for making it the whole way (you deserve a big medal) well done Mick enjoy your comfy trip home, see you soon lov Jod, Heath & Boys xxxxxxxx

Greg said...

good on you mick. We're all proud of you & Craig. Great job by your crew and you are so lucky to have such a supportive & loving wife. Look forward to seeing you when you are home.
Greg Piper
MAYOR

Macca said...

Mick and the team,
Congratulations on your fabulous achievement. If anyone could do it Mick i knew you could. Good on Moo and the crew for all their suport. Honourable mention to Sewelly and the crew for their effort too.
See you when you get back.
The McNamara's

Maz & Court said...

Hi Guys! It's 5.15pm now & so your journey is finally over, savour the moment, party hard & we are all waiting to see you come back safely. What an entertaining time it has been for us, besides the inspiration you have been to so many people along the way. Cheers to you all, love Maz & Court