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December 10th, 2011 | Australasia

Motorline BMW, Brisbane…

I had booked the Big Fella in for what was supposed to be his 120 000 km service, but by the time I reached Brisbane, his speedo was reading a lot closer to 130 000 km…!! Motorline Motorrad has only been operating for a few months, but it already had the feeling of a successful […]

December 7th, 2011 | Australasia

Things Fall Apart…!!

Today was one of those days that I would rather forget, but probably never will…!! Before I had even left Townsville, things had begun to go pear-shaped…!! I guess it all started when, on pushing my right foot into my boot, I discovered that I had actually forgotten to put my sock on first…!! Off […]

December 6th, 2011 | Australasia

Conversations with the Big Fella…

When things get a little tough out on the road, the Big Fella often feels the need to share his anxieties with me, and today was no exception…!! We battled through driving rain for a portion of our ride back to Townsville, and conditions were far from perfect, and in some areas, downright dangerous… Sometimes […]

December 6th, 2011 | Australasia

The Long and Hard Way to Townsville…

I chose to take the longer in-land route to Townsville, via the Atherton Tablelands, rather than follow the coastal highway I had ridden up to Cairns on… It was double the distance to Townsville compared with riding down the coast, but I was feeling good and after all the long rides I had become used […]

December 6th, 2011 | Australasia

The Tale of Two Ribbons…

I have recently been asked what the significance of the two ribbons attached to my “dashboard”, are… The ribbon on the left is in the colours of the Hungarian flag, and just before I left Budapest, my good friend Tibor Molnar, handed this ribbon to me and said something as near to what follows, as […]

December 5th, 2011 | Australasia

“That bloody road will do you in, Mate…!!”

I rode the first 30 odd kilometres to the turnoff which would take me down the old coast road, in two minds… I could blitz the well surfaced Mulligan Highway back to Cairns, or take the much shorter and more challenging route through the bush to Cape Tribulation, and from there ride down to Mossman […]