This day was the highlight of the entire tour for me, as it provided the opportunity to ride through 170 kms of typical arid Australian outback. The colours and formations of the landscape out there are just mesmerizing. Photo is Billy taking in the sights at the old Waukaringa ruins.
Last two days of the tour, with Charley, Chris, Billy and Rob riding in a fighter plane, then onto Port Campbell. Then the final ride along the Great Ocean Road into Melbourne to finish the ‘Sydney to the Outback’ tour.
After paying a brief visit to the limestone caves at Naracoorte; we head through the Grampians towards Halls Gap. Here we are joined by Chris Vermeulen, who’ll ride with us from now until we finish in Melbourne. Photo courtesy of Mark Hinchliffe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Highlight of the ride today was a visit to the Birdwood Auto Museum; which is one of the biggest auto museums in Australia. A walk down memory lane for us more mature riders. Later stopped at Meningie, which triggered memories of a great ride a decade before.
Leaving Wilpena Pound, the next destination is Lyndoch Hill in the Barossa Valley. Along the way, one of the riders takes a tumble and joins the rainbow ankle brigade.
Who We Are
Welcome to this blog; which is simply called “A Motorcycle Travelers’ Diary”.
It’s purpose is straight forward; and that is to record and share global motorcycle experiences with whoever is interested. A lot of the posts will be done while ‘on the road’.
The blog URL has the term 'va' in it. It is a verb form found in both French and Spanish. On y va in French simply means "Let's go". And that's our philosophy. Don't think too much, just go.
St. Augustine summed it up very well when he said "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page".
Just a bit of background. I've been riding motorcycles all my life, and have toured both in Africa and Australia. Over the next few years, I'll be adding extensively to that list.
Websites We Like (A Lot)
Read a review of the Shark Speed-R Helmet. It is a nice helmet.
Also take a read of the Cyril Huze Blog - World's Number One Magazine for Custom Motorcycle News.
While you're at it, you can also read about the HJC RPHA-10 helmet.
www.Motorcycle-USA.com is a huge site absolutely full of interesting stuff. Worth a read.
In fact you can get a lot of good motorcycle gear information from www.discountmotorcyclegearreviews.com. Reviews and videos on helmets, jackets, boots etc.