Longest Day explained…31 December, 2012

TF explains: “In 2005 I had a one of those interesting thoughts: December 21 is the longest day – sunrise to sunset – in the southern hemisphere. If a rider were to start on the coast at sunrise, how far could he get if he raced the sun west on that day? “If he could ride faster than the sun crossed the sky, he could ride clean across Australia in a single day.” That set…

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Bad news. December 27, 2012

December 28, 2012 Bad news for the Dualsport Australia crew – which is me and Marty, really. And Marty’s son Tom, who’s our IT saviour. Marty was on his way to work, commuting on his DR650 as always, when a fallen power line hooked him around the neck and dragged him off the bike. The line wasn’t live, fortunately, but Marty’s still done a couple of days in Intensive Care. I visited him yesterday, and…

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