Well today started out the same as the rest but ended very different. We left the roadhouse for those who don’t know what a roadhouse is yet it is a petrol station generally out in the middle of 2 large town where you wouldn’t make it without getting fuel or needing to stay the night as its too far to go in the dark as there is heaps of wandering animals as you will get to see in photos, dead and alive. We headed towards Tom Price and it was 140 km on tar seal or 70km on gravel so we took the gravel road and ended up at Tom Price for lunch with a few stops in the morning. After lunch we headed back out towards Wittenoom and followed the road for about 85km then I slowed down for Dave to catch up and as I was slowing down Jo herd a hissing noise and said we might have a flat, I looked down to find it very soft which only happened as we slowed down. Off with the seat to get the push in patches and found hole which was quite big. With 2 plugs and about to pump up with the little air bottles a van stopped and offered me his little compressor. As we were talking Dave came around the corner only to stop 50m from us and get off and come walking up to say he also has a flat tyre (BUGGER). The guy in the van offered to lend us his pump so we unloaded my bike and took Dave’s wheel off and I headed back to Tom Price with my tyre only just staying up with 3 plugs in. A slow trip back into town trying to keep going but not wanting to lose the plugs by going too fast got in to town at about 10past 5 and know body wanted to fix our tyres after going to 3 places and ringing 2 afterhours numbers so went back to the first place who I managed to let me fix them myself. Took me a while as it was hot as and looking to find the right patches, tools etc, also had to remove my wheel from bike etc. Got both done and wheel back on and headed back out at about 7 after fuelling up with gas and getting a pie thinking if I should take anything back for the others but they had a full loaf of bread and milk and weetbix and I had no bags and 85 km of gravel in the dark with animals being a problem in the day let alone the dark. Took me nearly 1.5 hrs to do the 85km as I wanted to make it back in one piece. Got to the others at about 8.30 to find the tents up and they had had some weetbix and sandwiches for dinner.