While our trip to the US is still months away I have starting to turn my mind to what we need for the ride component of our trip when we hire a bike for a couple of weeks.
Sometimes you twist the throttle to go faster and other times you just want to take in the aural sensation that a six cylinder bike offers. It’s intoxicating.
When I talk to riders about a big ride I often get very different responses. For some a big ride is 300kms and others that’s just what you do before breakfast. So how do you prepare yourself for bigger days on the bike or a big multi-day tour?
I remember being told by older people when I was a young bloke that the years go by faster as you get older. Now I am one of those older people – and yes they certainly do seem to go by faster. I’m not sure if it’s because each year represents an ever smaller percentage of your over-all life, or that life is getting faster, or that we are fitting more into our time. Maybe it’s a bit of all those things.
With Deb away for a Stampin’ Up conference in Melbourne I was at a loose end. So on Saturday after a quick run around the house getting all (most) of those weekend jobs done (mostly), I threw my camping gear and some basic supplies on the bike for an overnight camping trip … somewhere.
Originally the ride we had earmarked as our memorial ride was definitely going to the be the most challenging ride I have attempted to date. However that wasn’t to be, and in its place we mapped out an interesting ride over some great country side and included one of our other significant places – the…
While in Coober Pedy we sat and discussed many options of where we could go but nothing really grabbed us. The coming weekend is our annual memorial run to remember long distance riders who have died. So as part of the weekend we like to do a minimum 1600km ride (in the day). Therefore we…