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 […]Read More Epilog of sorts
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 […]Read More Last three days to finish
Click on the word MENU, top right of the blog home page and you will find a page of photos the Jude took when we arrived at Balmore Park in GoulburnRead More Goulburn Arrival Photos 9.8.22
(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 […]Read More Last Ride Week and then some 9.6 to 9.9
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 […]Read More Week 6 plus update 8.31 to 9.5
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 […]Read More Weeks 4 and 5 Update, 8.21 to 8.30
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 […]Read More how to Subscribe to this blog
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 […]Read More Ups and Downs of the Adventure
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 […]Read More Adelaide Break, 8.23 & 8.24
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. […]Read More Week three update 8.13 to 8.20
Friday, August 12th, Eucla W.A. Rest day. It seems like an eternity since my last post, but it’s only been 6 days since we had a day off in Norseman W.A. As I last said, Norseman was a well needed day off for me to get a handle on the Aussie cold virus The internet […]Read More Ride week 2 summary 8.7 to 8.12
Saturday August 6th, rest day, first one of the trip. I really needed today. Like all adventures, there is adversity. Starting last Thursday and Friday, Border Village to Kalgoorlie, I’ve been dealing with a cold virus. I’ve gotten better as the week played out but certainly not how I planned to feel the first week […]Read More Norseman, Saturday 8.6.22 rest day, ahhhh!
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 […]Read More 4 day summary 7.31 to 8.3
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, […]Read More Picture Summary day
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 […]Read More 900 Kilometer driving day 7.27
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 […]Read More thank you!
It’s Friday P.M. in Goulburn and just about all our bags are packed waiting to see if we can fit them, the bikes and the three of us inside the van. Tomorrow we plan to start the drive towards Adelaide, at least part of the way as it is about 14 hours to get from […]Read More About ready for the drive west 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 […]Read More Hanging in Goulburn 7.21 to 7.23
Delta 041, LA to Sydney, 7/20/22 I’m still feeling like this is a bit surreal even though I’ve been in two airplanes for a total of about 13 hours plus the 5-6 hours of waiting in Mpls and LA airports. The anxious feelings I had about baggage and checking in during Covid ASE behind me, […]Read More Plane Ride that doesn’t end 7.20.22
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 […]Read More Aussie Visa, where are you?
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