Blog: February 27. The KLR has a front brake!

At least I think it does. Last week and this coming week are going to be high-pressure with work and no riding, so I dropped the KLR to Dan Vaughan and asked him to run an eye over it. With new chain and sprockets, new brake pads front and rear and a new, stainless front brake line, Dan assures me it now has a reasonable front brake. I haven’t had a free moment to pick…

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Blog: February 20. Done nuthin’. Been nowhere.

It’s been a busy week, and the next two weeks are going to be far worse. It’s Sunday arvo and I’ve been at my desk most of the day trying to get some kind of headstart on the workload tomorrow. While I’ve been doing that, Karen Ramsay was nice enough to send an e-mail saying she hadn’t done any riding, either. She and Dave always seem to be riding, so that was nice of her….

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Blog: February 13. Done a bit of ridin’.

I feel as though I start so many of the blogs with, ‘No riding again this week’. But not today. Today I feel like the only gay baboon in the herd as my bum is still red and numb from riding back from Bright in Victoria yesterday. I had to pick up my KLR from the Touratech guys who are based near Wanagaratta. They were running a display at the Adventure Film Festival in Bright,…

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Blog: February 6. A gypsy’s warning

It’s a warm Sunday arvo and I’ve had an e-mail from Dave ‘Ramdog’ Ramsay and I think it’s an important reminder. Here’s what Dave had to say… “Just a little warning for the punters out there silly enough like me to carry stuff in pockets. Yes the DR bucked me off, my first proper crash for many years – not counting hitting trees or stalling in creeks etc. Cracked ribs, not properly broken fortunately. Heads…

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