Southeast Australia

Jun 17, 2017 View Comments by

To experience as many different environments as possible, in only three weeks: this is our mission. What better place to attempt such a journey than Australia, a beautiful and largely unknown country with a population of only 24 million people. Aboard an R 1200 GS, I’m joined by a group of seven other riders. Traveling […]

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Left Side Story

Oct 25, 2016 View Comments by

It happened to me; it can happen to you. Pulling out of a gas station in Tasmania, Australia, onto the A2 road skirting the island’s north coast with no other traffic in sight, I accelerate briskly, shifting the 900 Diversion into fifth gear. We settle into a comfortable cruising speed and I’m thinking about the […]

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One Aussie, One Dream: To Be the Youngest to Travel the Globe by Motorcycle

Sep 01, 2014 View Comments by

Mike Schram is a young Australian who started traveling around the world when he was just 16 in an effort to set the world record for the youngest person to do so. His journey so far has taken him to New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, the U.S., Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. He […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part Two

Dec 30, 2013 View Comments by

Needless to say Mother Nature doesn’t take a vacation simply because a nice Aussie couple does, and as you would expect, Trevor and Kaye rode through nearly every form of weather you can imagine; driving rain, hail, hot humidity, frigid cold, dust storms, and, well, you get the idea. To say they narrowly avoided a […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part One

Dec 23, 2013 View Comments by

The United States is home to 2,057 designated historical landmarks, over 4,500 miles of breathtaking mountain ranges, 95,471 miles of shoreline, and hundreds of thousands of winding miles of historic routes and trails. This geographic equation is a motorcycle rider’s dream come true, offering up a continent’s worth of roads to conquer behind a set […]

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Update from RoadRUNNER’s World Travelers: Simon and Lisa Thomas

Oct 24, 2013 View Comments by

After traversing the Land of Oz (check out Australia’s Outback: The World’s Longest Shortcut in the Nov/Dec ’13 issue and Australia Part 2: Coasting Down Under in the upcoming Jan/Feb ’14 issue), Simon and Lisa took on New Zealand for a brief four-week visit before returning to the United States. The couple celebrated their tenth year […]

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MotoGP 2012: Australian Grand Prix – Race Report

Oct 28, 2012 View Comments by

This weekend’s AirAsia Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island was the setting for not only some tremendous races but also the crowing of two World Champions in the shape of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in the MotoGP™ premier-class and Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez in the intermediate Moto2™ category. Despite Repsol Honda Team’s local […]

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Our Sixth Continent…

Oct 23, 2012 View Comments by

Reaching our sixth continent was monumental for us. Yeah—we’ve been on the road a long time now (we are in our 10th year) but Australia was and is a huge milestone. Reaching Australia has also been scary as it has brought home the fact that we are closer to the end of our journey than […]

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