Back in Scotland, back on two wheels

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So it is that I find myself holidaying the UK with the forecast for a perfect Scottish summer with the temps in the low to mid twenties for almost two weeks in a row – and thought this is it, get a bike now and take advantage of the great weather. Sadly, much like last time …

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Riding naked around Loch Lommond

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Scotland is filled with towns’ names I can’t pronounce properly, Ecclefechan, Auchinlech, Kirkintilloch etc each day I just pick a random destination on the map, fill in the gaps with nearby town names and hit the road. No GPS, just my iPhone and a general sense that if I get ultimately lost, I can head …

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Multistrada – take the long road home

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It started pretty early on day one with a 7am flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, then a bus ride up to Caloundra, the start of the Sunshine Coast in sunny Queensland, to pick up my new (s/h) Ducati Multistrada 1200 S, a 2011 model with 6,000kays on the clock. I got to Motolife around midday and …

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Preparation for MTS pickup: day zero


Sunday is day zero because on Monday I fly to Brisbane airport, grab a bus to the Sunshine Coast and ride my new bike home (eventually). I thought I’d walk through my journey and preparation and see how it all works on the ride back from Caloundra to Melbourne. First up I hear it is …

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