Blog: July 31. Birdsville

Morning, all. It’s Sunday morning, bright and sunny, and I’m back from a run out to Birdsville – which is why I missed last week’s blog. The ride was supposed to be across The Simpson Desert and back again, but I bailled just west of Poeppel Corner. It took me four days to ride from the coast across to that point – about 180km west of Birdsville and about 30km along the French Line –…

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Blog: July 17. Everything except riding

It’s Monday morning and I’ve been trying to get the Husky 701 ready for a run across the Simpson. The ideal would be to have been putting in lots of time on the bike, but it hasn’t worked out that way. Some bits and pieces I was waiting on didn’t arrive until Thursday and Friday, and of course I had work to do. I had to fit the fittings around what was happening at my…

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Blog: July 10. No riding.

It’s Monday morning and I had a tough week with work. I decided to goof off over the weekend and recover, and that included not taking the Husky out (seeing as it’s part of work). I did a stack of mowing and tree-lopping and went out on the kayak and generally relaxed a little. So I don’t have anything much of interest to share this week. The only thing I did find amazing was Marty…

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Blog: July 3. The Husky is awesome

It’s Sunday arvo and I’m a bit clagged. I was out late last night and I’m obviously too old for that kind of caper. Not only did I not get to bed until midnight, I was outdoors at Glenreagh and nearly froze. Today, feeling a little ropy right from the get-go, I took the Husky out to do some much-needed research. Bongil and Piney were magnificent. There was still water and wet clay around –…

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