I’m in Sydney kicking off my start at the new magazine, and so far it’s all good.
The company uses some software I’m not familiar with, so I’m trying to understand what I need to do with that, and of course I’m trying to a find a minute or two here and there to catch up with people from the industry. Fortunately, I’ve known most of them for 20 years, so I can get away with, “G’day mate! Doing a new mag. I’ll get back to you soon.”
I had a few very brief sentences with Miles Davis at BMW Motorrad yesterday, and that was especially enjoyable. Miles has shown both my son and I plenty of consideration over the years, and I rate the GS Safari as one the Australia’s best dualsport rides. Thanks to Miles I’ve ridden two (or maybe three) GS Safaris and I’ve attended a couple of what used to be called “Enduraparks”, the BMW riding schools. The first one I attended was coached by none other than Simon Pavey, and I had a fabulous time.
At this very early stage it looks as though I’ll possibly be on this year’s GS Safari, so you can bet I’m looking forward to that.
A short blog this week, and because I’m in Sydney I don’t have any pics I can post. Imagine your favourite dualsport riding scene as you read this and I’ll get a pic up there when I get home. Try not to think of me in in a crowded city, jammed solid with shitty traffic, and nowhere good to ride within several hundred kilometres…and no bike either, of course.
And people think working on a bike magazine is glamorous!