Active Jack back on his bike
THE 1700km odyssey is over, but 85-year-old Tweed Heads resident Jack Griffin cannot stay off the bike seat.
An afternoon ride through Terranora yesterday's was the first time Mr Griffin has been on the road since his mammoth 17 day ride from Brisbane to Cairns to raise money for a new stress machine for Tweed Hospital earlier this month.
Mr Griffin arrived home on Friday but said he would not be in a rush to do the trek again.
“It was a good ride but scary in some parts. I would be riding on a stretch of the highway with no shoulder about ten times a day,” Mr Griffin said.
“I felt like I was brushing up against some of the cars and trucks that went flying by some times.
“The mental stress was worse than the physical. I won't be doing it again on that road.”
Mr Griffin reached his destination on August 11 after setting out on Sunday July 26.
The Tweed Heads resident had the ride planned for years.
“This was something I've wanted to do for so long. I have no idea what I will do next,” he said.
“That may have been my last event bike ride.”
Mr Griffin's adventure was documented daily on journal website crazyguyonabike.com/doc/griffin85 thanks to support crew member Ken Munyard.
Donations for Mr Griffin's cause are still being accepted and can be sent to: Jack Griffin Bike Ride Fund Tweed Heads Hospital C/- Po box 904 Tweed Heads, NSW 2485.