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Thursday 27th April 2017
It was a very fresh morning in Coober Pedy, which I only realised once I walked outside of my underground motel room and immediately returned for a jacket! Suitably clothed I headed for the kitchen and grabbed some cereal. Eating breaky I was eagerly anticipating crossing the border into the Northern... more
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Today I sprung out of bed and got ready for a bus tour around town. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect other than being told it was awesome. After a quick breaky it was off to the entrance of the motel to wait for the bus. When the bus pulled up I was pretty impressed... more
Tuesday 25th April 2017
It's only taken 4 days but I'm finally about to ride on roads untravelled. I have wanted to ride up the centre since seeing the turn off on my trip to Perth back in '09. Well, today was my day and the rain had cleared to reveal a perfect day. I'm still struggling mentally... more
Monday 24th April 2017
Leaving Broken Hill we had perfect blue sky, which was great to see. It only took 5 minutes to hit the outside of town and straight away you were in the outback. The scenery now was getting very remote. Very few trees, just spindly little things and lots of rocks. Interestingly there... more
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Day 2 kicked off with an incredible sunrise and an overcast sky. I was feeling great to be out of Newcastle and hoping to have another good day on the bike.
Saturday 22nd April 2017
The morning was finally here. The last couple months have been hell. I'm feeling completely exhausted by constant feelings of being on the brink of breakdown. Good thing the open road for a couple weeks is the perfect medicine to clear my head, finish the chapter and close the book.
Friday 27th January 2017
This is such a pinnacle event on the HOG calendar. It's almost our home away from home, you might say. May of our members, including me, have been riding here for years and we are yet to have a bad time. There's nothing better than an old country pub and this one is one of the best.
Saturday 23rd July 2016
It was nice to see a little sunshine again as we'd had so much rain lately, but where the rain wasn't the wind was and bloody hell it was windy. As I was down as lead road captain for this ride I was a little concerned about taking too many inexperienced riders up the Buckets Way in such strong wind but hey, I thought, I'll just... more
Sunday 29th May 2016
Living in Newcastle there's nothing better than an easy run to Gloucester for lunch, especially when things are cooling down! Waking up the morning of the run it was about 11 degrees so not cold but just starting to creep down. Looking outside the sun was up so I knew it was going to be a great little ride.
Saturday 14th May 2016
Man I'd been looking forward to this ride since it was first booked in our ride calendar. Nothing better than a good ride with a bunch of great people and a country pub stay. Well, at least in my opinion!
Waking up Saturday morning seeing the clear sky made me smile ear to ear. I tucked into a little... more