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Just a Pillion

  The grace of a gazelle and other pillion skills…   I’ve lost count of how many riders have said to me, “I could never be a pillion,” with a look of fear-crazy in their eyes. My first pillion ride with Alan around Mount Coot-Tha, Queensland, is a thrill seared into my memory… a few minutes of nervousness followed by …

Relationship Survival Two-up

Adventuring with your partner to fresh and sensational places sounds superbly romantic, but in reality it can be a tad different. On longer journeys, Alan and I are joined at the hip, figuratively speaking, for hours and hours every day, day after day, week after week.   Sometimes two-up doesn’t feel so romantic.   From all my years of pillion …

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Packing Pillion

40L for 12 months in Europe… challenge accepted!   As a digital media nomad for Throw Your Leg Over with my partner, Alan, our life for the past few years has been a loose routine of packing, hitting the road, unpacking and repeat. We’re stepping it up a gear and embarking on our biggest adventure yet… riding through Europe for …

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Plucky Pillions

Welcome, Fearless Pilgrims of the Road.   This section is a tribute to the thrill-seekers, the pathfinders, the ones daring enough to ride pillion. We invite you to share your transcendental tales and join us on these extraordinary journeys. Oh, the nostalgia of those bygone days, when sissy bars were simply a place to stash your swag and not for …