The first issue is aimed at around October, and the big attraction for me is that the mag is totally and solely about adventure riding. There’s no little bits of enduro or road bikes, it’s adventure only, and that’s where my passion has been for some years.
So although I’ll have to surrender my hedonistic freelance lifestyle, and experience tells me I’ll spend far more time at my desk than on a bike, I’m pretty happy. The owner and publisher of the mag is a very keen adventure rider and is currently deciding whether to upgrade his 690 to an 1190 or a 1200GS Adventure (I suspect he’ll end up with all three. He won’t sell the 690), and the company looks to be staffed by publishing professionals who love their work. That’s an environment I really enjoy, even though it looks as though the pace will be a little hectic.
Dualsport Australia stays. It’ll still be the home for those of us who love this type of riding, and it’ll stay my personal hobby. I hope you folks all stay here with me. The website is so we can share our passion free of interference from commercial interests, and it’ll stay that way.
The website for the mag is www.advridermag.com.au. There’s a forum, a Facebook page, Emag, news and lord-knows what else going on there, so log on and see what you reckon.
Gav’s organised a sprint on an 1190 and a Multistrada today, so I’m off. One last day of insane freedom before I leap into something new on Monday.