celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

In the midst of life

Sitting on the lounge watching the TV news I couldn't believe what I was hearing. No, that couldn't be right. Surely not. The reporter said that DFAT hadn't confirmed it yet but it was believed that a retired Wollongong couple, both school teachers, … [Read more]

Another special “special”

When we moved to Canberra in late 1976 I was heavily involved in CB radio as well as my motorcycling hobby. Not just local communications but chasing the "skip" and talking to people all over the world. It all seems rather primitive now and it was … [Read more]

Wild winds, great coffee and good and bad news

It is well known that Chicago, in the USA, is known as the Windy City. Well, Wollongong, just south of Sydney, has a similar reputation and, thusly, a similar name, Windy Wollongong. Every winter, usually around the July/August intersection, the city … [Read more]

White vans

Today's entry is something of a Public Service Announcement and it is this. BEWARE OF WHITE VANS. Let me explain. If you travel anywhere on your bike these days you are going to be sharing the road with increasing numbers of white vans. And, as … [Read more]

Mind over matter

To say that I have been dissatisfied with my riding since I started riding again would be the understatement of the year. My lines are woeful, my anticipation all over the place, my renowned smoothness on the bike a mere memory and my fixation with … [Read more]

Animals Pt2

A while ago I published an article about all the different types of hairy beasts that motorcyclists were likely to encounter while riding in Australia. While the list was not definitive it was certainly extensive and reminded me that it is not just … [Read more]