Breaking news: I got a real job.

Very briefly, because I’m at the bump stop at the moment trying to get my desk clear, I’ve signed on as editor of Adventure Rider Magazine for Mayne Publishing. 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…

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Blog. March 4. Connected at last.

Note the rope holding it to the fence so it doesn’t get washed away. Yo everyone! After over a week without Internet, I’ve finally been reconnected. The house and my office were flooded but the damage was mostly contained. The most annoying thing was losing Internet connection. Telstra initially promised to have me up and running by March 3, but when that didn’t happen I phoned them yesterday and wanted to know what was happening….

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Ride in South America.

This isn’t strictly an Australian post, but it’s such an exciting opportunity I’m going to post it anyway, and chances are Aussie dualsporters are just as open to an amazing overseas ride as everyone else is. Corey at Bolivia Bound runs bike tours in South America – based in Bolivia – and it’s like a fantasy world to ride there. It’s incredible. Within a few hours you can go from the thin air and sub-zero…

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GPS loop check. 12 February, 2013

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, we set out to check how the GPS loops were up to the mark. Marty’s son, Tom – the Dualsport Australia IT guru – had it all figured out and both the Strike Genius and Marty’s new Garmin Etrex were loaded and ready. The Strike is a bit of a problem because it’s not designed as an off-roader’s GPS, and Marty hasn’t been able to find any topo maps to…

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Longest Day explained…31 December, 2012

TF explains: “In 2005 I had a one of those interesting thoughts: December 21 is the longest day – sunrise to sunset – in the southern hemisphere. If a rider were to start on the coast at sunrise, how far could he get if he raced the sun west on that day? “If he could ride faster than the sun crossed the sky, he could ride clean across Australia in a single day.” That set…

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Bad news. December 27, 2012

December 28, 2012 Bad news for the Dualsport Australia crew – which is me and Marty, really. And Marty’s son Tom, who’s our IT saviour. Marty was on his way to work, commuting on his DR650 as always, when a fallen power line hooked him around the neck and dragged him off the bike. The line wasn’t live, fortunately, but Marty’s still done a couple of days in Intensive Care. I visited him yesterday, and…

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