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 we are the beginning!

Since arriving in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territories, we have ridden down to Brisbane on the east coast, traveling extensively in beautiful Queensland. While there we were fortunate to enjoy taking what seemed like thousands of photographs of the humpback whales breaching in Hervey Bay. We have just ridden the accurately named ‘World’s Longest Shortcut’ crossing the entire continent from East to West on almost 1,553 miles of dirt, red sand, and corrugations! We made sure we took time to explore the amazing Red Centre: Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). There is no way we can use just words to explain how awe inspiring these, the most famous rocks in the world, are!

We are currently in Perth, Western Australia having just spoken at BMW AutoClassic where the bikes are now getting some TLC. In the next few days we will be heading over to Adelaide and Melbourne. Once we reach Melbourne we will be attending Australia’s largest motorcycle Expo (Nov. 23 to Nov. 25) at the invitation of both Touratech Australia and BMW Motorrad Australia. Our bikes (and us!) will be there on display for the entire duration of the show…it’s gonna be fun!

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In May 2003, we left our jobs, sold everything, and on 2 BMW motorcycles, set off to see the world. Nothing but a motorcycle can get you to the places and in touch with the people we have had the pleasure of spending time with. We’ve turned what was once a weekend hobby into a way of life that we wouldn’t trade for anything, and have no intention of ending anytime soon.