Posts by: lyndon_jdj850m8

Wow, I didn’t expect the front page :)

By on June 23, 2012

Hi all, the Echo newspaper ran an article on our Gibb Challenge father and son Solo effort. But I had no idea it was going to mean my photo on the front page and a half page spread on page 7. Pretty awesome for the charities, but as if my ego needs any pumping 🙂 haha haha, yeah you know it.. Someone had to say it 🙂
Just quietly, I’m very touched by the recognition for Leighton and I, very cool. Seriously .. I don’t really have an ego problem, just ask me 🙂



First father and son soloist

By on June 7, 2012

Hey guys, we did it!
First father and son solo gibb challenge EVER!
Leighton is the youngest soloist EVER!
480kms in 5 days
Soo cool


Bandana – beats coughing up dust for a month

By on June 2, 2012

The dust gets pretty bad up there 🙂



The possibilities are endless

Solo Gibb challenge – done and extremely dusted

By on June 2, 2012

Well well well… So THAT’S what pain is?
We did it. First father and son solo team ever.. Youngest soloist ever .. Sorest bottoms EVER 🙂 best support crew ever.
Heading back to Perth with clothes full of dust and hearts full of wonderful memories. Pride is not a word that defines this feeling. It’s just GOOD, to quote my our new friend Russell. It’s just good. Role models, personal challenges, working through pain, setting goals, meeting some, resetting others.
Once I have had time to digest all this I’ll share some epiphanies. Suffice to say, we grew 🙂





So what does the dashboard of an extreme long distance mountain bike look like?

By on May 26, 2012

Simple but functional


UHF radio for streaming Johnny cash direct from support vehicle, encourages rider to ride faster to get out of radio range.. Those grey nomads are not just pretty faces 🙂

And “ring of fire” is not deemed as encouraging folks! 🙂

Gibb River Road – Mountain bike challenge – Solo – yes we are crazy AND need your support

By on May 21, 2012

Just in case you haven’t heard, my 14 year old son, Leighton and I are riding in the Gibb Challenge again this year. We head off on Friday to Derby, to tackle the 750kms of rugged corrugated heartache known as the Gibb River Road, “Solo” as in, we ride the full distance in 5 days, on our mountain bikes.

Oh that's right, i remember the dust from last time.
Thanks Renewable Logic for you support last year

We are raising funds for 2 charities this year. Food, Water, Shelter and the Ryan Marron Foundation

I know you guys get approached all the time for contributions, as do I, but I thought I would ask if you could make a special exception for us as we are such great blokes and support us in our fund raising. We are very happy to promote your business or cause through speeches we give during the event, media interviews and blog posts on , wearing your t-shirts during presentations, and stickers on the vehicle if you have some. I believe it’s the first time a father and son have done this challenge solo.

226 kms on the first day.. you serious dad?!
226 kms on the first day.. you serious dad?!

We are stoked to have Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles and Liberty Bikes helping with the bikes. We are now looking for cash donations that can go directly to the charities. We are also very happy to receive expense donations to cover the costs to participate.

 You can anonymously donate at this web address but I certainly would love to talk to you about it if you want to be involved.

A great big thank you to Renewable Logic, Mirvac, LWP Property Group, Ellsworth, Trusttech, Launch Cameras, Chris Farquar and E3 for your huge support last year. We raised several thousands of dollars for charity.

Any help this year will be so totally awesome.

You can read a bit more about it here

and here

or give me a call on 0412 378910

“Weekday Geek Weekend Adventure Freak”

Thanks for reading

Now for some me time

By on May 20, 2012

I’m shattered after loading up the rig and sending it on its way this morning.. Now guitar time 🙂


Rig is ready to go

By on May 19, 2012


Support vehicle looks astounding

By on May 17, 2012

Thanks heaps Jamahl, the rig looks awesome.





10,000 kms on my roadie

By on May 16, 2012

Just clicked over 10,000kms on my road bike.. I feel every metre of it today.

9999 kms… wait for it!!!

i think i might treat myself to a new roadie when I get back from up North. something with less gears and cables and stuff. you know what I mean?

Must be psychological.. but i just feel tired thinking about it
Must be psychological.. but i just feel tired thinking about it