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Epilog of sorts

Bushy, Scotty, thank you so much for thinking of me and inviting me to join you on this marvelous adventure. I am not sure I can adequately express all the gratitude with words. I think the three of us have all had our moments. Thank you! My family, my wife Vera, thank you for understanding […]

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Last three days to finish

Goulburn, Tuesday, 9.13.22, rest day #2             The mini break continues in Goulburn for one more day until we ride for the last two days and finish this epic adventure. I am glad we made some adjustments to the overall schedule. We adjusted to help recover before the last 250 kilometers of the ride as well […]

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Last Ride Week and then some 9.6 to 9.9 

(Actual week 6 and Monday of week 7)  Yackandanduh to Wagga Wagga, Tuesday, 9.6.22, 163 kilometers             The last two days in Yackandanduh were a well needed break as I have mentioned in my previous posts. Now, back to serious ride distances again. 163 kilometers is just over 100 miles, generally considered a significant milestone ride […]

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Week 6 plus update 8.31 to 9.5

Ararat to Castlemaine, Wednesday, 8.31.22, 140 kilometers There is so much packed into each day on this adventure, recalling what happened even a few days ago seems impossible. There are days like this one where I have very little memory of where we were and what was outstanding. What I do remember is another wonderful […]

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Weeks 4 and 5 Update, 8.21 to 8.30

So much to remember in these last nine days, I suspect I won’t do justice to all the great experiences and all the laughter moments. I’ve done well journaling most all the days since leaving the states but as the adventure wears on and days fill, there seems to be less time and less dedication […]

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how to Subscribe to this blog

How Do I Subscribe to the Blog?             I know this is a bit late but as is said, better late than never.  The link to subscribe is buried some at the bottom of pages that are found under the MENU, the word you see at the top right of the blog.              Two ways to get […]

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Ups and Downs of the Adventure

There have already been a batch of them. The most recent is arriving at Adelaide, spending time in Adelaide and leaving Adelaide headed to Tailem Bend. An amazing journey of 3000 odd kilometers since leaving Perth on Monday, August 1st. Planning for this journey, I felt fit and ready but also had background disbeliefs. I’ve […]

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Adelaide Break, 8.23 & 8.24

Arrived in Adelaide in the rain Monday afternoon, 8/22/22, end of the day, about 2 hours of cold, high traffic riding still on A1 all the way into the central business district and our Airbnb, which wasn’t ready to occupy at 2:00. Another high paced average speed, SCOTTY!!! We found a local Italian cafe who […]

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Week three update 8.13 to 8.20

Week three is done and dusted as Australians would say. I can only look back and think that the trip so far has been amazing. I’m not sure if I can fill in all the blanks on this last week but here goes.  Each day seems to start similarly, alarm set at 6:00 A.M. usually. […]

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4 day summary 7.31 to 8.3

Internet access is intermittent along the Great Eastern Highway so these updates will come when I can connect. Also, the ride days are long which means prep time and recovery time is critical. That leaves less time to add posts, sorry. Sunday, 7.31.22, Applecross Perth to Cottesloe Beach and back, 50 kilometers Highlights: A 23 […]

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Picture Summary day

The three of us have managed to safely arrive in Perth, 6 days of driving, 7 days total since we left Goulburn. We have Saturday and Sunday to get the last minute plans in order and then Monday begins the slow roll back, arrival anticipated about the first week in September, certainly before Sept. 20th, […]

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900 Kilometer driving day 7.27

Wednesday July 27, 2022             Big driving day today, alarm at 6:00 A.M. but we are so close to the Western Australia border, maybe 100 meters, and there is a time change as soon as we cross the border, none of us I think, certainly not me, know what time it will be. Because we are […]

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thank you!

Huge Thank you is due! I’ve had some time to acclimate to my home away from home for the next two months, yes, I said two months! What I do need to express is my sincere gratitude to Bushy and Scotty, my mates for this adventure. I’m really not sure how this trip really came […]

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Hanging in Goulburn 7.21 to 7.23

Prep and Acclimatization in Goulburn Success, I’m in Australia at my friends home for a week prior to the big drive to Perth. I feel lucky that all the travel to here went well, baggage check in, flight to LA, re check in and then the 14 hour leg to Sydney. It’s a super long […]

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Aussie Visa, where are you?

Visa Oh Visa, where are you? I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled a fair bit over the years, in the USA and outside the USA. Americans are spoiled in that we think all we have to do to travel is just get in a vehicle of some sort, car, truck, train, plane and just […]

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