Well, I’ve been back in Brisbane for about a week now. The first thing I needed to do when I got into town was to get my bike cleaned up. When I was at the Tamworth Motorcycle Museum, I met Mark, and he and his wife Michelle let me stay at their place for a couple days and use their garage and pressure washer. Continue reading →
After the Horizon’s Unlimited event, I didn’t have any specific plans…the only thing I had scheduled was the shipping of my bike from Brisbane to Auckland, which isn’t until the 21st. So, my friend Peter, who I met at the Horizon’s gathering offered to show me around North Stradbroke Island (or Straddie, as they call it). Continue reading →
My reason for going to Beaudesert was for the Horizon’s Unlimited gathering in Queensland. If you have any interest in overland travel, check out Horizon’s Unlimited, as there is loads of information shared on their website and forum. Or better yet, if you can get to one of the weekend events, it’s a great way to meet other travelers, hear & share stories, and get information that could help with future travels. Continue reading →
From Sydney, I headed north to Beaudesert, which isn’t far from Brisbane. I had some route recommendations which turned out to be great…some nice paved roads, with a good amount of dirt added into the mix, and even a few river crossings. Continue reading →
I took backroads from Canberra up to Sydney, and had some wonderful riding, except for the last 30 minutes or so when a downpour hit me hard.
I stopped to take a quick picture, just as a couple rain drops started coming down. Continue reading →
From most people I spoke with, Canberra got a pretty bad wrap as far as Australian cities are concerned. I guess I can understand this from the point of view of someone living there, but for someone just traveling through for a few days, I think it’s a great place to stop. Continue reading →
From Melbourne, I took a couple days to ride up to Tottenham, a small town that wouldn’t typically end up on the list of places to see in Australia.
I took the scenic route on the way up, via the Great Alpine Road Continue reading →