Longest Day is on. Shh!

WE’RE RUNNING ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20TH! SUNDAY! Not frigging MONDAY! A communication from the Secret Squirrel… ‘Longest Day…so, we start as normal at Sawtell headland at 5.40am official sunrise and follow the traditional Longest Day route all the way along Baldersleigh Road, making sure we navigate safely past Jake’s Jump, Marty’s Mistake and Tom’s Take-out to Bundarra. From there, if we hightail it to Tingha then wobble up to Pindari Dam along the VSM DR…

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Blog: November 30. Upcoming rides.

Apologies to Dave and Karen Ramsay. Dave sent me the details of this ride last week, and between being away so much and trying to get things done before everyone shuts down for Christmas, I didn’t post it…it’s a lame excuse, but in this case it’s the truth. There are some great pics on Dave’s Facebook page of their first crack at this ride a couple of weeks ago, and it’s looking like a really…

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Secret Squirrel reporting in…

Well, it was that time of year  when the special day arrives and you get another year older. With that thought in mind I pointed the special Secret Squirrel DR bike west. With a bit of a pre-ride for the Longest Day ride planned it was up the mountain to Dorrigo, and as usual it was thick fog and drizzle all the way to Ebor – the grip heaters were on and all! But the…

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Blog: November 23. MotoExpo

Hi everyone. I’ve just finished three days at the Sydney MotoExpo. I’m not a fan of being on a stand at these things, but I have to say this one did seem to go well. There were a gazillion people, especially on Saturday, and it was great to catch up with some really wonderful people I’ve known for a very long time but don’t get to see too often. I even managed to sell a…

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Blog: November 16. Life is good.

It’s a wet Sunday arvo, and while I should’ve been out enjoying a ride in the forest, I had some other commitments that kept me at my desk. Still, I picked up the Triumph from Port Macquarie Motorcycles on Tuesday and rode it home. It was a glorious day, and I really like that bike. A lot. Even though all I did was trickle up the highway, it was a fabulous couple of hours. I’m…

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Dave Ramsay’s Styx River ride

Our local North Coast Adventure Bike Rider’s Facebook page is fast gaining momentum and I’d been saying for awhile I’d put together an overnight camping trip. So when the chance came to try hooking up with Tony and the crew from Armidale for a run down onto the Georges George’s Creek, I only put it up on Facebook. We had people from as far away as Brisvegas to Kempsey and everywhere in between. Unfortunately, due…

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Blog: November 9. Crap weather.

It’s Sunday arvo and I’ve spent most of the week in Sydney for work. I’m still a bit knackered, but I’m toughing it out to watch the MotoGP tonight. I’m still hoping Rossi can manage a miracle, but I won’t begrudge Lorenzo taking the championship. He had a rough start to the year, and I’m a great believer in the old observation, “A champion shows his true colours when he’s losing”. Lorenzo has certainly won…

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Blog: November 2. Shh! It’s Longest Day!

It’s been a busy week at work and I haven’t done any riding. I joined up – or whatever it is you do – with a couple of familiar names on Facebook, and I see there’s been some frenzied riding going on among some of the adventure-riding leading lights. Dave and Karen Ramsay look like they’ve been riding all over the place. Dave has a great pic on his Facebook page of Karen dragging away…

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