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RIDES 371 MILES IN 24 HOURS

Opperman Has Fight With Tierer Snake ?

/i LBURY, Sunday. — Arter several unex '^ pected experiences on his recordbreak ing ride from Sydney, including taking the wrong road in the dark and an adventure

witu a snake, nuDert upperman reaenca Albury- at 8.10 p.m. (Melbourne time)— a daeh of 371 mires in 24 hours. A crowd of about 5,000 welcomed him, and he was given a civic welcome. A line of cars, a mile long followed him into the city. Opperman remained only 20 minutes. Ho was about five hours inside his schedule. Barring accidents he should reach Melbourne tomorrow morning. When the official car was leaving Gun dagai a tiger snake became entangled in the wheel. Opperman' jumped off his bicycle and beat the snake off with a sapling.

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