Author Archives: tncpowell

Beyond the black stump

C – I was surprised how early the ‘nomads’ were up and out of camp this morning. But it did also mean that we were on the road a little earlier and enjoying the beautiful morning sun over the Queensland outback. T – We were woken by the creaking and clicking of old knees and…

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Eat the meat, EAT THE MEAT!

C – I awoke this morning to the beautiful Queensland sun streaming into the tent. We had a slow morning, enjoying coffee in the sunshine and slowing packing up. We were continuing to meander our way up the highway today. After only a few kilometres, we started to see typically Australian wildlife and it was…

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Roadkill galore!

C – We headed back into Roma this morning to pick up some groceries and access some internet. T – But first we had to sit out a nice little bit of unexpected rain. It wasnt a heavy rain but boy it was a soaking one! Being that we ditched our wet weather pants back…

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Roamin’ to Roma

C – This morning started out slow as we lazed in the sun and enjoyed our morning hot drinks slowly. We eventually packed up camp and hit the road, this time joining the A2 highway and making our way towards the town of Roma. Today would be a little less exciting riding, as the highway…

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Screech screech screech!

C – After a long discussion about where to from here last night, it is decided that we will head west towards family and friends, rather than going north first. Going north would be wonderful (particularly the weather!) but the call of home is now quite strong and the fact that we both slept for…

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Tea makes me pee.

C – It was a beautiful day and we were keen to get riding into the Glasshouse Mountains. We left Bill and Collette’s mid-morning and ventured out into the lovely sunshine. It was not long, however, until I really started to notice the difference between the Honda CT110 and the Lifan 125 engine. Normally, I…

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Where the bloody hell are they?

C – After spending some time riding around Brisbane with RD this morning, we were unable to find Todd some new RJays panniers. He opted for some canvas bags from the army surplus store instead, knowing these would do ok until we got home. T – Brisbane has really grown on me and it is…

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Rosie is licensed….to kill…

C – An exciting day ahead! We would get Rosie to be road legal in Australia! We woke up early and got on the road towards One Ten Motorcycles nice and early. After negotiating all the back roads up to Caboolture, we pulled into Joe’s shop. I was feeling a little nervous about the potential…

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Can we go now?

T – The rest of the weekend passed uneventfully. We prepared Mabels new engine to go in, which basically involved drilling out the top engine mount, and enjoyed the luxury of being able to use a washing machine! Ahh the little joys! Actually, one thing we both have enjoyed is being able to flush toilet…

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Postie bikes every bloody where!

T – After crashing out into a very deep sleep at the very early hour of 730 last night I woke up at 430am today and felt very refreshed. C – Despite waking up at a definitely ungodly hour, I had a great sleep and felt ready and raring to go! Perhaps transitioning back into…

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