Andreas' Bike History
A long time ago, in a far away country where I grew up, I experienced my first infatuation with motorised 2 wheelers (and with other things ;-) ).
Some of my 2 wheelers during pre-historic times:
Current history started in 2002, I accidentally got back into motorbiking (after ~15 yrs abstinence).
We had moved from walking distance to the city to a suburb 10 km south. It all started with not enjoying the pushbike ride to work along a fairly busy coastal highway. Also not enjoying sitting in a bus with loads of people.
So, I ended up getting a Tengai (Kawasaki KLR650 ‘91). But, as things sometimes go, it didn't stay that way.
The Tengai in a bushcamp above Freycinet National Park's Whitewater Wall.
The Tengai didn't last all that long coz Susanne got a longing look in her eyes when gazing at the bike.
She suggested that I could buy her a helmet, I explained to her how to find a bike shop ;-) .
One ride on the Tengai and she thought going camping touring could be a good thing.
That would have been too much 2up for the Tengai. Enter 'The Mule', a brand-spanking-new Yamaha XJ900S '03.
2 weeks of 2up camping touring on the Oz mainland - The Mule all loaded up at a Murray River Ferry
It took only that one camping trip and Susanne decided to become a motorcyclist herself. She got herself a Honda CB250 for a short while, then we traded the Mule in for 2 Suzuki GS500s.
His & hers at Granville Harbour, touring the Tasmanian Western Explorer.
I called my GS500 'Whacko', hers is called 'Bluey'.
Mr Tweety, suitably attired. Colour-matched even. (Thanks for the pic Fuddy)
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Motorbike Trip Descriptions: Trip Descriptions
Outdoor Trip Philosophy: Bush Philososphy
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