Road Trippin – Day 1 – Brisbane to Ballina via Byron Bay

Finally the day has arrived!! Yes, my first ever motorcycle road trip on my Indian Chief Vintage across Australia ๐Ÿ™‚ and what a beautiful day it was, the weather could not have been better.

I was pretty excited the night before and hardly slept. I kept waking up to check the time. I made sure I had most of my stuff packed the day before. Stuff like jeans, gloves, jackets, toiletries, sunscreen, money etc.

I left home at 6:30am with the ride starting in Brisbane and ending in Ballina through plenty of beautiful hinterland and highway via Byron Bay. Good reggae music like ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ by UB40 to keep me company on my long ride.

Once I got to Byron Bay, the views from the lighthouse were amazeballs on a hot and sticky day.

After taking in the breathtaking scenery I continued on my merry way, the Indian Chief happy as ever to keep rumbling along, to my last stop for the day – Ballina.

Tomorrow, I head to Bellingen and Dorrigo via Lismore withย  more beautiful scenery and weather. See you then ๐Ÿ™‚

Derek Halstead is a SharePoint consultant as well as the founder and principal of and He has 16 years of experience in the IT industry, with over ten years focused on Microsoft SharePoint. He can be reached by using the Contact Me link in the top menu.
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