All of a sudden the trip has gotten a little more real, but let me back up a little.
In 2008 I went on my first Snowy Ride for the Steven Walter Foundation (SWF) and had a great time. Early in 2009 I received some information in the mail from SWF talking about expressions of interest for a ride around Australia in 2010. Certainly sounded interesting but at the time I dismissed it as un-doable.
However despite thinking I had decided not to do the trip, the idea was always in the back of my mind, percolating away. Seriously, what a great adventure it would be; although getting around this country on a motorbike is usually one of those things on the list to do one day like owning a Ferrari, or catching one of Branson’s space flights…
Then around the middle of 2009 another update appeared and suddenly I find myself considering the trip in earnest: got the bike, got the time off available, got the funds – why the hell not?
So after many discussions with my very understanding wife – and nights of pouring over Google Maps to see what kind of trip it would look like – I bit the bullet this morning and transferred my deposit (registration fee) to SWF. I still have until the end of November 2009 to back out and get my deposit back, but I don’t think that is going to happen. I will be riding around Australia.
Yeah, it has gotten a little bit real.