Also at the rest spot talking to our 72 year old friend was Kristian. A German 23 year old salesman. He was cycling from Melbourne to Russia through Australia and then Asia.
He had no support crew and was carrying a fortnight's food on his bike - because the food in the NT was so expensive.
We had some iceblocks in the freezer on the back of the jeep. So we gave them each an iceblock and got back in the airconditioned car and continued our exhausting journey to Alice Springs.