After a long flight from the East Coast I am pleased to say I have arrived. For now I have based myself in Fremantle; the likely start point for Day 1 of the TourXOz 2017 journey.
On arrival, I caught up with Bernd Adolph for a quick lunch at City Beach (not too shabby let me tell you) to discuss how he might be able to assist with the ride and to also just catch up and chew the fat.
I recently met Bernd on the Steve Waugh Foundations Captains Ride and was introduced to Bernd by Steve as the man who had the best hands in the business. Bernd heads up a few practices here in Perth and works all over the country; take a read of his profile below.
Proprietor Bernd Adolph established the Subiaco Sports Massage Clinic, WA’s first and foremost sports-dedicated, soft-tissue therapy establishment, in 1991. He qualified in Physiotherapy and “Medical Massage” in Stuttgart, Germany, in the 1980s and has since travelled as a soft-tissue therapist to five Olympic Games and five Commonwealth Games. His deep interest in elite sport was galvanised in the early 1990s when he was invited on extended competition and training tours to North America and Europe with the Australian Road Cycling Team. He has since forged a close working relationship with both Australian Cricket (he toured with the team to the UK in 2010 and to India and Sri Lanka for the 2011 World Cup), the Australian Swimming, traveling extensively with some of the world’s top swimmers since 1996 and is also the senior soft-tissue therapist for the Australian Diamonds. The Subiaco Sports Massage Clinic consistently attracts Australia’s best soft-tissue therapists.
In addition to discussing how best to bring his magic hands into the mix, Bernd gave me an insight into the coastal roads ahead and recommended I take a look at a quaint little fishing village called Guilderton; so that will be my first task in the morning.
Guilderton is approximately 119 K from Fremantle and 1068 vertical meters and might just be the perfect spot for a Day 1 feed. Day 1 is always about doing the simple things right and settling into the ride and a feed in a quaint Fishing Village seems very very appropriate.
From Guilderton we will see where the roads lead us.