Blog: August 20. Mac’s doohickey fell off

I was scheduled to do attend the fourth round of the Aussie SXS championship in Queensland this weekend. It’s a buggy event, and while it was work, I thought I’d make the most of it and ride up. Fellow KLR owner Mac Eggins was free, so we decided we’d make a weekend of it. The idea was to ride up in a leisurely way on Saturday, get the pics I needed in the arvo, then…

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Blog: August 13. Hard at work

It looks as though I didn’t blog last week. That’s a bit embarrassing. I thought I had. Blame it on jetlag. As I recall, I arrived back from Alice Springs on the last flight on Sunday night, so now I think about it, I probably didn’t do a blog. Good on me. To catch up, then. I spent the whole of the week leading up to last Sunday in Alice Springs riding the Red Centre…

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Blog: August 6. Struggling

I’ve been riding the Benelli TRK502X in Italy. I arrived home yesterday arvo (Saturday) and, after 72 hours travel for 48 hours on the ground in northern Italy, I’m a tad disoriented and jetlagged. As much as I dislike travelling overseas for work, especially fast trips where I spend more time in airports and aircraft than I do at the destination, this was one of the most pleasant and enjoyable I’ve done. The bike was…

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Blog: July 30. Just quickly…

I’m early! It’s Sunday morning and here I am. I should be an example to everyone. It’s been a hectic week, and the next fortnight will be worse, so I’m posting a quick hello before I head out to jump on the Benelli TRK502X (and therefore I won’t have missed a blog). It’s been a week at my desk – there’s nothing new in that – with a couple of quick laps into town on…

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Blog: July 23. Lots happening

It’s Sunday arvo and I went to the Coffs City Moto ride this morning. There were quite a few riders there I’d seen at the last one, and that’s no surprise. I think the rides are excellent, and it’s no wonder Coffs City Moto is getting a good roll-up. That, plus there’s a coffee cart at the store before the start. I had every intention of doing the ride, but it didn’t work out for…

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Blog: July 16. A lazy week

It’s been a strange week. Normally after a trip to Sydney for work I have a little free time to catch up on things at home, but it hasn’t worked out that way so far. This past week I’ve hardly left my desk. Today has been a sporting overload, though. Tennis has nothing to do with anything, I know, but anyone who saw last night’s/today’s interrupted Wimbledon semi surely must be as in awe as…

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Blog: July 9. Just been workin’.

I’ve been in Sydney for most of the week for work, and that means I haven’t done any riding. I did manage to pick up the Dominator, so I was able to change the rear wheels over yesterday (Saturday) and do a short, quiet run into town. It was glorious. The weather was fantastic and the bike was, too. I actually started the day on the knobby and the difference on the road when I…

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Blog: July 2. A good weekend

Very quickly because I’m way behind with work and I have to get a lot done over the next couple of days, I spent the weekend riding the Motorrad Garage Africa Twin around Cessnock. It was a great couple of days, I didn’t fall off or do any damage, and bike was nice. That’s not me in the pic. I was on the camera. I’ll tell you more about it if I get some kind…

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Blog: June 24. Cold

I went for a ride in Lithgow and Orange on the weekend, and it was chilly. In fact, under clear, blue skies and with the sun shining yesterday morning it was just a whisker below zero when I left Orange yesterday morning. The fog surrounding Bathurst was murderous, and the ice on the road kept the heart rate up, but I got through it in one piece and made it home last night, so all…

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Blog: June 17. Still got the wog

After a week of Butter Menthols, bags and bags of snotty tissues, and coughing like single-cylinder diesel I still feel like crap. I thought I felt better today (Sunday). I had to go to Woolgoolga, and it was such a nice day I thought I’d enjoy myself. I fell in a heap something terrible when I got back. I think I’ll have to start a support group for sufferers of Man Flu. We can get…

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