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Finke 927

The richest off-road race in the Southern Hemisphere, Finke, held annually since 1976, in June on the Monarch’s birthday weekend, in one of the most remote areas of the world, is also known internationally, for how challenging it is and nationally, as the ultimate, off-road race in Australia. The infrequent flowing Finke River is considered the oldest riverbed in the …

sidecar racing Eastern Creek with woman swinger

Swinging at Eastern Creek

Race engines humming, ready and staged in a grid formation. I sat crouched, on the passenger’s, (swinger) platform, hands gripping support bars with head tucked in tight, waiting for the green flag. My breath huffed out a rhythm I fought to keep controlled as John, the rider of the Period 4 Class, Honda DeWith 960 sidecar outfit I was swinging …

Spanners and Orange Nails

  I first ‘met’ Sharine Milne, 45, affectionately dubbed Spanner, in July 2021 while bunkered down in the wild, wet and bitterly cold Victorian winter, in between the waves of Covid lockdowns and toilet paper frenzies. What a welcoming breath of fresh air beaming out from my computer screen… a proud indigenous businesswoman, born and bred in Townsville, North Queensland. …

It’s All About the Fit

Walking into the shop Race and Road in Archerfield, Queensland the first thing I noticed, apart from the humungous range of fabulously coloured motorcycle gear, is a slim and attractive lady with so much energy radiating from her. I was a little overwhelmed to be honest, by the excitement of it all, as I really am a country bumpkin at …

Admirable Yarns

  Explore the world of Admirable Yarns… Uncover thrilling motorcycle adventures, a premonition to be a grease monkey, saggy and daggy be gone, swinging off a side-car and other captivating and humorous stories… enjoy ♥     Swinging at Eastern Creek My breath huffed out a rhythm as the Period 4 Class’s engine, sidecar outfit revved to a thunderous tune. …

Sly Self-care Plan

Sly and a self-care plan   Maria, from the Taranaki Region, has the most stunning Candy Apple Green, 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy that you’re ever likely to come across… he’s a definite head-turner. The standard 2012 Fat Boy has fat tyres… front and rear, fat fender, fat bars and overall a fat stance. It boasts a black powder-coated …

Freedom New Zealand

Love at first sight… Leigh-Ann from Bay of Plenty, in the North Island, has a United States imported, 2006 Harley Davidson FLSFSE2 CVO Fat Boy, Special Edition. She bought it in Sept 2017, with only 9600 km on the clock… it’s now at 48,300 km. It was love at first sight as it caught her eye, parked at the local. …

Tiki touring the Wairarapa New Zealand

Tiki-touring

Tiki touring the Wairarapa   Having now lived with COVID in our world for the past 12 months and international travel still off the cards, an early autumn bike trip within our lovely New Zealand was definitely on the cards. Leaving the Bay of Plenty behind, we tracked south, hubby Steve on his 2005 Harley Low Rider and me on …

Who I am Now

Who I am now Bystanders stare through the windows of Cape Jervis Ferry Terminal, watching a motorcyclist struggling with their stationary, luggage-laden bike against the blustery wind. The enormous BMW adventure bike rocks violently left and right, forcing the rider to plant the left foot down several times, while fossicking for that elusive side stand; the challenge not going unnoticed …

Winter Layering

Brrrrr…  feelin’ frosty Humidity 85%, 38o C in the shade, storms, hail, sweaty, soggy, socks and hair, every available jacket vent open; aahhhhh the joys of riding through a south-east Queensland summer. Without warning, the Riding Gods flick the switch and suddenly it’s 13o C and downright nippily. Okay, for those of you who ride where winter means snow, black …

Get off the Couch

GEEZ… I wish I’d stayed on the couch Are you excited? Are you amped? It’s ride weekend! The bike needs a run; I need a run, I’m pumped. Suddenly I’m wondering if my ride companions would be terribly perturbed if I curled up under that couch blanket and imitated a cushion for the day. Why is this? Why do I …