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Way of Visas

Way of Visas

When I dreamt of a round the world adventure, I never really thought about the amount of work (and paperwork) that would go into acquiring visas. Now a little over a month from my departure, below is a summary of my experiences with visas thus far which I hope will serve as a guide to […]

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MotoHunt 2014 – Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt

Filed in Australia, Life, Riding, Travel by on May 6, 2014 0 Comments
MotoHunt 2014 – Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt

Nearly all motorcyclists are used to weekend rides with friends to our favourite riding roads. While it’s never a disappointing day it takes a certain level of innovation to put a unique twist on it. Fortunately for the riders of Sydney, University of New South Wales Motorcycle Club (UNSWMC) was able to deliver exactly this […]

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Horizons Unlimited Overland Travelers Meeting – Queensland 2013

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Horizons Unlimited Overland Travelers Meeting – Queensland 2013

Shortly after returning from my 2 week bike journey through the Himalayas (From Brazil to the Himalayas (Part 1)) I attended an overland travelers gathering run by ‘Horizons Unlimited’; another way for me to find out if the life of a motorcycle traveler was for me. Below is an article published in the latest copy […]

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Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 3

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 3

Having stayed up late into the night chatting away with other backpackers reminiscing of my past trips and discussing my upcoming plans for South and Central America, it was once again a late start on day 3. I had contemplated having a run back up the Great Alpine Road as it was a bright and […]

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Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 2

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 2

After an early night and a good rest, I was up late again. Got the chain cleaned and lubed and faced my first problem. I had wheeled the bike to right in front of my room, over the grassy terrain. Didn’t expect the mornign moisture to turn it into mud. Taught me a lesson in […]

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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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