As might be expected, the Australians have an acronym for it. What, from the perspective of the steering wheel looks like “MAMBA“ or “miles and miles of bugger all”, can turn out to be something entirely different. The stretch north of Mackie in Queensland, certainly received this appellation. The general advice to cyclists was to take the bus: you’ll only get bored. We didn’t on either score. The trans-Chaco has the same reputation and we got similar advice. Viewed through the limited scope of a windscreen I can understand why a degree of boredom might set in. Viewed from the perspective of a stubborn cyclists saddle, it is a slowly mutating, changing world.