motorcycles, travel, friendship, respect… I may drift off into WTF-land at times so hang in there.


The Stinson Rescue.


A couple of weeks ago Jaja joined me on a trip up to O’Reilly’s in the Lamington National Park. You can read about that visit here.

While we were up there we read a story on a monument about a rescue that took place in 1937 not far from the Guest House and I thought I’d share it with you.



Per Ardua Ad Astra.


On  28 July 1914, half a world away from Australia, Europe had begun its journey into a conflict dubbed “The Great War”, later known as the First World War.

By April 25, 1915, Australia and New Zealand were drawn into the conflict. On that day they were deposited on the Gallipoli Peninsula (Gelibolu) in Turkey in an unsuccessful campaign to take control of Constantinople and the sea route from Europe to Russia.


Far Riders – Skidoooo


Back in October 2013, I was having a chin wag with a mate when he mentioned he was thinking about doing a Far Ride. He told me The Far Riders* were associated with The Iron Butt Association (IBA)* in the United States, and that you didn’t join by paying your dues and/ or attending a couple of meetings at a local pub or club house.


Tick Tock.

Not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined.

Showing a lack of fear.

Having a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties.

Displaying kindness and concern for others.

Cause or allow someone to have or experience something.

Showing love or great care.

A person who is badly missed when lost.

Notice the absence of.

One’s father.

One Year Has Passed. Lost. Never Forgotten

Lost. Never Forgotten

Lost. Never Forgotten.



To those who have served, to those that continue to serve, and to those that have not returned.

Thank you.

April 25th. Australia’s national day of remembrance: ANZAC* Day.

Forth Stanza "For The Fallen" by Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

Fourth Stanza “For The Fallen” by Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

ANZAC: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

What Ever It Takes


Recently a friend posted a link on FacePlant about Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). I recalled seeing a stand for BACA at the Laverda Concourse a few years ago.


Will You Be Remembered?


Most of you would have been to a memorial service.

In Australia we have an ANZAC (1) day service that falls on April 25 each year. It’s on this day that we Australians stop and remember those who fought for our country, remembering those who didn’t come back.