A couple of our old students have just returned from an around Australia motorbike trip – 17,000 kms in 29 days, taking in:
- Savannah Way across the Top End
- Legendary Gibb River Road through the Kimberleys
- That long stretch called the Nullarbor!
- Around Tasmania
- Over the Snowy Mountains
Brendon and Jack are a father and son duo who do a few adventures together (they once cycled across Australia before coming to the realisation a bike is much easier with a motor on it!) and rode around on a Suzuki VStrom 650 (Brendon) and a KLR 650 (Jack).
Top 3 Tips From The Lads
1. Dropping your bike in a creek with crocodiles isn’t advisable
At the first creek crossing that had the “Don’t Stop, Crocodiles Live Here” Sign, Brendon managed to crash in the middle.
He tells me it was one of those moments in life where he looks up, wondering if his 20 year old son in rushing through the water to help ……or sitting on the bank watching??!!
Turns out Jack was running through the water to help – or as he puts it
“I had a GoPro on Shona, I was after a better camera angle if a croc got him! Funniest Home Videos here I come!”
2. Little things matter – yes, even that cap on the valve matters a lot
To save the time it takes to unscrew the valves and screw them back on each time tyre pressures are checked, Brendon decided to just toss the valves.