My roadside friend Alan sent me an email telling me he would be in Perth the day I left. Nice surprise!
We met in Perth and had a wonderful day including a great seafood lunch. It does help to give yourself a treat in a while.
Alan did not only drive me and all my crap to the airport (my bike was strapped to the top of his vehicle next to a kayak and various surfboards nearly causing me a heart attack), but he also helped me to get a bike box, disassemble and pack the damn thing.
Best of all he helped me to do some adjustments with the bike to avoid further carpal tunnel problems. Hope it helps! I guess Alan has become my own little private guardian bike angel!