Blog: February 29. A leap year!

The header should tell you I haven’t done any riding. I’ve even got time to notice I get in an extra blog this month because of the leap year. I had a few days annual leave during the week, and that meant I’ve been at my desk trying to catch up all day yesterday and today (Sunday). What’s the point of annual leave if you have to spend your weekend at your desk catching up?…

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A ride report from Cousin Matthew

Hi fellow dualsport followers! Here’s a couple of photos from our 460km loop today. Rod on his new Red Bull Kato (its second outing) and a random we met along the way who introduced himself as a trials-bike rider, and me on the trusty Old Yella DR. We went Beenleigh and return via Beaudesert, Rathdowney, past the dam out onto White Swamp Road with a couple sneaky little dirt loops along the way. Then across…

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Blog: February 22. Been out and about.

It’s Sunday morning of a busy week, and it’s not over yet. I’ll be at my desk all day today, I’d say. To complete the trio of sub-$10k 650s for work, I sprinted down to Sydney, returned the DR650 and grabbed a new KLR650. I hauled it back up to Cessnock and joined a RideADV three-day. Greg Yager runs a fantastic outfit, and I wasn’t surprised to see a lot of very familiar faces. His…

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Blog: February 15. Reminiscing.

As I foreshadowed last week, I’ve been riding a couple of bikes for work. This last week it was the ‘new’ SWM RS 650 R and a new DR650. The SWM is basically the 2011 Husqvarna TE630 – a bike I did some time on – and of course I’ve owned a few good ol’ DR650s. So they both transported me to younger days and flooded me with a lot of great memories. Bob Walters…

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Blog: February 8. A busy week.

It’s Sunday arvo, the weather’s been back and forth for a few days, and I’ve had a busy week. First up I had to go to Melbourne for work. That’s normally painless enough, but like a complete tosser I set the alarm on my phone for 5.30pm instead of 5.30am. I slept in and missed the flight. I managed to get the next flight (the Qantas girl at Coffs airport was unbelievably helpful), made it…

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