How often do we crave to ride in far off exotic places and just forget to explore and take in what’s around us … in our backyard. It hit me a couple of weeks ago after an afternoon’s ride with a friend in the ‘snowies’, Australia’s high country just a couple of hours from home. …
Mostly people associate motorcycles with sinuous tarmac winding through mountain passes. Not wide open roads with barely a corner in sight. The two just don’t seem to go together. I know many riders who refuse to ride open roads and will trailer bikes rather than ride. But they underestimate what the open road offers.
There is something special about just rolling through a big country as the scenery washes over you allowing time to retreat into your own head space and just sit in your thoughts as the miles pass beneath your wheels.
Firstly I have to say that I am not a coffee snob. In fact I mainly drink instant coffee at home and at work. For me coffee is social habit, a drink enjoyed with company. And I’m boring – a flat white because I don’t want any of that fancy foam or chocolate sprinkles –…
Bemm River is somewhere I’ve been wanting to check out so this was a great opportunity. So a plan was put together incorporating longer and shorter routes so riders had a choice of how to get to our destination.
To date most of my ride fitness training for Deb has been limited to day rides. However, the ride in the States is going to be two weeks of riding so we need to start backing up ridings days.
When I talk to riders about a big ride I often get very different responses. For some a big ride is 300kms and others that’s just what you do before breakfast. So how do you prepare yourself for bigger days on the bike or a big multi-day tour?
With Deb away for a Stampin’ Up conference in Melbourne I was at a loose end. So on Saturday after a quick run around the house getting all (most) of those weekend jobs done (mostly), I threw my camping gear and some basic supplies on the bike for an overnight camping trip … somewhere.