Life is just so busy. And Covid has just added another layer of complexity and anxiety. Everyone wants something, Everyone is pulling you in different directions. What I love about travelling is that you can set all that aside … even for a short time … being transported to another place where there are no expectations, and you can just be another regular Joe.
The plan was escape for a days riding and take in a number of great roads. From Canberra down the Bonang into Victoria, across to Omeo and then home via Mitta Mitta and Tumbarumba. A nice 1,000km day. But that wasn’t to be.
Sometimes the stars align and you just have to capitalise on the opportunity. Over the weekend Deb had a Stampin’ Up! virtual conference, there was a FarRide to Tooleybuc on Saturday, the round trip to Tooleybuc is about 1400km, and I was just itching for a big ride. And if I felt okay I could easily add an extra 200km to make it an IBA ride which would be the first on the Honda ST1300.
This was our first weekend away with the motorcycle trailer all setup for camping. With our tent and camping gear packed up we hit the road for a weekend away to test our set up.
After everything that has happened in 2020, we really shouldn’t take time for granted. Sixteen years ago I started to plan a trip around Australia, it is time to pull out the plans and dust them off before too much more time passes.
This was meant to be another chapter of the travelling handbag. However Covid19 put a stop to that. Instead we kept close to home and spent a few days down the coast.
Some days you just need a ride. A day in the saddle. A day to sit and let the world wash over you. A day to just decompress.
Today’s ride will take me to Bathurst, along the Bylong Valley Way where I will bid Russell farewell and I head home via the Putty into Sydney and then durge home the last 300km in the dark on the Freeway.
I’ve had this post sitting in draft for a few months and then a friend asked about changing the fuel filter in a ZX14R today (or 1400GTR), so it was time to put everything together from my experience and publish it.
Under the cover of darkness I snuck out of the house, topped up the tank and hit the road. No real idea where I was heading, I just needed to get out and clear my head. Heading out of Canberra I find myself on the road to the coast. The coast it is then. With…
Week four of working from home and while I’m actually quite enjoying the whole experience. However, I really miss the commute to and from the office. While cyclists and motorcyclists don’t agree on many things the one thing they do generally agree on is that the ride to and from work provides a good transition…