I was flicking through one of the tags I follow the other day and came across a blog about a book on Australian pioneering women in motorcycling and the author was being interviewed on a local motoring TV shows. The book is a really easy read and is a collection 15 different stories about women…
It was a lesson that I learned too late in my motorcycle riding history. Riding bikes for hours with no hearing protection damages your hearing and so with ringing in my ears I warn younger riders to wear hearing protection.
While our trip to the US is still months away I have starting to turn my mind to what we need for the ride component of our trip when we hire a bike for a couple of weeks.
Sometimes you twist the throttle to go faster and other times you just want to take in the aural sensation that a six cylinder bike offers. It’s intoxicating.
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?
I remember being told by older people when I was a young bloke that the years go by faster as you get older. Now I am one of those older people – and yes they certainly do seem to go by faster. I’m not sure if it’s because each year represents an ever smaller percentage of your over-all life, or that life is getting faster, or that we are fitting more into our time. Maybe it’s a bit of all those things.
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.