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Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 1

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on June 12, 2013 2 Comments
Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 1

The Idea Having worked a full weekend prior and with a sunny one forecast for the next one amongst constant weekends of rain, I figured I’d forgo my usual overtime pay and just take the 2 days off instead, making a 4 day weekend and riding as far as I could manage to get a […]

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Sydney to Cairns – Resource Guide

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Sydney to Cairns – Resource Guide

Bike – GSXR600 (K7) Fuel range – ~280km (No spare fuel carried) – Fuel was available at regular intervals Fuel costs – $630 Modifications/Preparation – 12V power outlet – New oil/filter – New plugs – Clean air filter – New sprockets/chain (520 conversion) Tools – Standard GSXR toolkit – Spanners 8-12 – Ratchet & Sockets […]

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Sydney to Cairns (Part 3) – The wet way home

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sydney to Cairns (Part 3) – The wet way home

After a relaxing couple of days which mainly involved drinking goon with backpackers, it was time to make my way back home to get back into the 9-5 grind. Mother nature however seemed to have a different agenda and wasn’t going to make this an easy ride home. As I was leaving Cairns I was […]

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Sydney to Cairns (Part 2) – Crocodiles & Tropics

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on May 14, 2013 1 Comment
Sydney to Cairns (Part 2) – Crocodiles & Tropics

Day 4 of the ride was the final leg to the trip North, the final dash to the coast of the Gulf of Carpenteria. This was actually quite unnecessary and even meant a bit of back-tracking in order to get to Cairns, however I like getting to the end of things and like I pushed […]

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Sydney to Cairns (Part 1) – The long dash into the Outback

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on May 8, 2013 5 Comments
Sydney to Cairns (Part 1) – The long dash into the Outback

Since my last long ride through the Alpine region I felt it was about time for another. With the arrival of my HEMA Australian motorcycle atlas I was able to make my decision; last time it was south, this time I would be headed North. The route was to be a fairly direct one and […]

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Return to riding.

Filed in Riding by on July 8, 2012 1 Comment
Return to riding.

There’s nothing quite like being on a motorbike, the feeling of being able to power through some great roads whilst being exposed to smell and feel your surroundings is like none other. Riding has always been a way to unwind for me; having tried some group rides early on, I realised this wasn’t for me […]

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Sunday by the Malecon

Filed in Cuba, Travel by on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
Sunday by the Malecon

Where most of us will spend our weekend days and nights in pursuit of adventure or even a big night out with friends marked by excess, the Cuban way of life is much simpler. It’s possible this is partly due to the way of life they have grown accustomed to but undoubtedly the low wages […]

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A night on Lake Titicaca

Filed in Peru, Travel by on March 9, 2012 1 Comment
A night on Lake Titicaca

As part of exploring Lake Titicaca (worlds highest navigable lake) on the Peruvian side; I was able to do a home stay with a local family on one of the lakes many islands, Amantani Island. Most reports I’d heard of these home stays included copious amounts of alcohol, playing dress-ups in local garb and cheesy […]

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Chased by a truck…

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 18, 2012 2 Comments
Chased by a truck…

Day 2 of Carnaval in Salvador started off with the after effects of Day 1 still hanging over our heads. Having gone to bed at 4am, a 9am wake up for breakfast didn’t seem too bad due to jet lag still being in full effect (although I’d soon be feeling it later in the day) […]

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Stop moving and get a baton to your back from the Military Police

Filed in Brasil, Travel by on February 17, 2012 2 Comments
Stop moving and get a baton to your back from the Military Police

Thus ends the fist day in Salvador, Brasil, however it feels like I’ve been here a lot longer. Sitting in the bunk of my dorm at 3am I’m going to let grammar and structure take a back seat and just list todays accomplishments; – First up was finding our way to the large Iguatemi Shopping […]

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