The plan for today was to get as close as possible to Big Red and then camp. For those of you that don’t know, Big Red is the biggest sand dune in the desert, and we were doing it last! The last couple of days have been really tough so a couple of shorter days made good sense. This strategy would get us into Birdsville right on time.
Leaving camp at 7 o’clock, I was feeling quite stiff and sore. I was not sure I had another day in me.
No soft, easy start to the day either, straight into the sand dunes. My arse was killing me too. A lot.
The dunes were noticeably bigger, and the sand softer.
I stubbornly persisted in trying to ride every one, and except for a couple of bike lengths I did exactly that. Andy left me a little surprise at Eyre Creek…
Yaser Khalifa is a man with many years of experience as an electrical and computer engineer. After graduating from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, Yaser continued his education by pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cardiff University. Upon graduation he leapt into the working world and has since worked with teams made up of people ranging from engineers working on super conductors to fellow professors at SUNY New Paltz. Yaser also has had over 40 papers published in a variety of educational publications. He has worked with such companies as General Electric as an electrical engineer consultant with their global research division as well as numerous others in different capacities. When not working you can find Yaser engaging in his other passions. He is an avid outdoors man and loves to mountain bike whenever possible. He both leads mountain biking tours as well as engages simply for pleasure. He was introduced to the sport by a friend at SUNY New Paltz and has since then volunteered as a biking guide with Minnewaska State Park, among others.