Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Excellent Iron Butt Report

Here is a link to a really informative report from a first time entrant and successful finisher in the 2009 IBR.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Tyre Plug

About a year ago I got a piece of glass through a near new Michelin Pilot Road 2. At AUD$300 for a PR2 fitted, I was reluctant to ditch the tyre because of a puncture, despite having a long trip planned. After some advice on various forums I had it professionally plugged.

The plugged tyre performed flawlessly for over 8,000 kms, including a trip through the Snowy Mountains in summer, fully loaded with gear, with temps nudging the 40C mark some days.

Exterior view

Interior view

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Repsol Fireblade

Going through some old camcorder video I found this footage of a mates Fireblade.

These are the still shots I'm taking in the video.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Tragedy in the Iron Butt Rally 2009

Devastating news this morning regarding Davo Jones, an Aussie competitor in the 2009 IBR held in the USA. Davo hit a deer less than 3 hours from completing this 11 day event. His family report that he has sustained a serious head injury and that his condition is grave. Davo is the founder of FarRiders, a long distance motorcycling group in Oz.

For those who are unfamiliar with the IBR here is what it's all about click here

Davo video

Sad news from the FarRider's website this afternoon from Davo's family that he has died as a result of his injuries.

RIP Davo Jones.