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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Blog: June 10. Got the wog

It’s Monday morning and a glorious day outside, but I’m at my desk sniffling and coughing and being as pathetic as I can in the hope of some sympathy. At this stage it’s just a cold, but the dreaded Man Flu could be just around the corner. You never can tell. Those germs are frigging sneaky. Finke is the big news this weekend, and Toby Price is having another crack at his self-styled ‘Ironman’. He’s…

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