It wasn't my intention to do the tour in two days, I had pictured a 3 day tour, with the first day the same, and the second and 3rd days shorter. On the second day, I just decided to push myself harder, its a habit of mine.

Overall I consider the tour a great success, I showed I could do repeated days of 150kms or more, fully loaded, and deal with a few problems that come up. Of course Id tweak my packing list a bit for the Cross Country tour. Different clothing, more tools, and wouldn't be bringing the heavy duty lighting system. I'm a bit disapointed that I did not get to try out my camping gear, but that can be done another day.