Well what can I say?!?! It’s the last day of my road trip and what an amazing trip this has turned out to be!! Bear in mind this was not planned, I just went with the flow and the more I rode the more I enjoyed this beautiful country. I will most definitely do another trip down to Melbourne and in to Tasmania some day. With the experience I’ve gained along the way I would even consider riding up north to the Territory. What a great experience that would be!
I left for Brisbane with mixed feelings, part of me wanted to stay back and head to Tassie but my head said it was best to head back and take on a new challenge offered to me in my career by a very sincere team and an even more sincere and honest outgoing applications manager. This is an opportunity for me to make a big difference and I just couldn’t say no.
The weather today was pleasant with a very small chance of rain. I didn’t care anymore about the weather as I had ridden my bike through heavy downfall, in the dark, in the early hours and for long hours and so I got on the bike and left Coffs Harbour. On my way out I took a few photos to remind me of my time here.
From then on it was a ride up to Brisbane via Ballina, Byron Bay, Tween Heads, Gold Coast and then finally back to Brisbane. I was very confident riding at 110 kms/hr on the highway. This is a huge improvement from when I left Brisbane where I didn’t feel very comfortable doing those speeds. This motorcycle is so well balanced, it’s easy to ride!
I did make a couple of stops along the way, one was at New Italy and the other for a quick snack. As usual there were some amazing roads to ride on and just for the memories I thought I’d take a quick photo of my bike setup and gear. I know there are a couple of things to do for the next trip but I’ve got pretty much everything I could possible need.
Once I got home the first thing I did was to take a photo of the number of kilometres I had covered from start to finish and the state of the bike. I had done over 4,840 kilometres over 19 days! The bike is well and truly ready for it’s 8000 kilometre service.
I know the bike is dirty and I’m keen to give it a wash asap. I booked the bike in for a service on the 10th of Feb and will wash it on the weekend so Willow will be as good as new.
Take care and stay safe 🙂