G'day everyone. Great start to the trip. Firstly we met with David and the staff from Anytime Fitness and were presented with a $500 donation outside their soon to be opened 24 hour Gym in Bayliss street. While there, we were met by The Daily Advertiser and Prime News to do a quick progress story. After a few photos and a quick chat with those gathered, Aaron and I suited up and rolled out of town.
Our first stop was at Gundagai for a potty stop and a drink. At that point Aaron said his butt was not too bad. We remounted and headed for Yass. About 30 Km's from Yass I got a tap on the shoulder from the little fella so we pulled over for a quick stretch of the legs, he was starting to feel a little bit of 'Hot Seat'. (For all the non-bike riders, Hot Seat is where you butt starts to feel hot, no matter how cold the temperature is. If you don't remedy the situation by moving about on the seat or getting off for a while the seat soon feels like it grows teeth and starts to bite.)
We arrived at Yass and gave the Bird a drink. Not bad 189.8 km's and used only 10.3 liters of the good stuff (5.4 L/100km's). Once fueled up we set off again. After I peeled into the nice left hander that curls back onto the Doom Hwy (Hume Highway) I felt a small shift on the bike and then noticed a little 'thumbs up' creep into view from behind which made me quite happy. My boy likes corners. We are gunna have a great time. (Don't worry dad, I'm not being silly, just introducing Aaron to angular bliss).
We next stopped at the Big Merino at Goulburn for a photo op with the big fella and a quick bite for lunch.
After 1 more pit stop I decided to break free of the Doom and check Aarons' resolve over Razorback.
The Bird and the boy easily took the detour in their stride and it was a pleasant change to the life sucking boredom of the highway. I must make special mention of the bloke in the Toyota Townace. IF Toyota do choose to enter the V8 supercar scene, I have found their man.... I'm buggered if I know why he's wasting his time as a courier. He could make real money driving for any race team, or has Top Gear sent the STIG to test big white S*#!heaps in Australia? On more than one occasion I could see daylight underneath 1 or more of his wheels, left or right.
By the time we stopped in Camden, the temperature (and our excitement) had risen and it was time to test the venting in our jackets. We polished off the rest of our water and headed for Nanas.
By the end of the day we had shuffled (took longer than expected) 490 km's under our wheels and busted Aaron's cherry. He no longer is an around the block rider. This boy is on his way to being a long distance Iron Butt.
So for now we'll sign off and catch you all later. Thanks for dropping in
Marty and Aaron.................
ps sorry for the late post, still having some issues with the computer and it's wireless connection.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 06:07