A ride to clear the head

Work’s been fairly relentless; the new bike hasn’t yet experiencing an IBA ride distance; and the girls are out of town – it sounded like a perfect opportunity to just get out of town and go for a ride. The plan consisted of three corners, (Dubbo, Cobar, and Hay) a meeting location and a time.  That’s it.…

Enjoying the Mountains

Sitting alone at the service station at 6:15am made me wonder whether I had misunderstood our plan.  Apparently we had agreed to meet at 7. Opps. So I  gave the bike a quick once over and noticed that the rear tyre was down on pressure.  Not 1 or 2psi but 10. That’s strange as I…

Just getting out of town

Deb has heard me complaining about my old self inflating mattress I take on the bike with me and given that I have had a few misadventures on the bike I need something comfortable to sleep on when I away on the bike.  So she went way over the top and suprised me with a Helinox camp…

Zed2 – the Ultimate Touring Weapon

So with sudden demise of my trusty zed I went in search of a suitable replacement.  And after looking around there really wasn’t anything that grabs me like my zed. Except for the  newer version of the ZX14R from 2013 which included a number of improvements and some nice restyling. Enter one 2014 ZX14R, with only…

Zed is Dead!

It all started innocently enough… A friend asked me take his new GTR out for a ride to get the oil moving as he is out of action for a while. It was only going to be a short ride of around 70km just to clear out the cobwebs. So I invited my son-in-law to…

Just takin’ it easy

For those who have followed my blog may have picked up the theme that I like riding my bike and I like riding a long way.  Well that is very true.  However, I also really love sharing my rides with Deb.  These rides aren’t measured in 1,000’s of kilometers but in the number of coffee shops,…

Memorial Ride 2016

Each year long distance riders from around Australia congregate at Wilmington in South Australia to remember riders (friends) who we have lost.  This year was especially poignant for me, with the loss of Pat, the life of the party, the clown, our friend. The Plan I have always wanted to do the run between Ivanhoe…