Well, it’s almost all sorted. It’s been about 6 months in the planning, but I think I’ve finally got it worked out. I do have to remember though, a plan is just a plan and is subject to change. While I think I have a good estimate for hours/day and KM/day of riding, I’m prepared to go with the flow.
Clearly anxiety is setting in. Only a few more days to go and I’m on my trip.
I’m now starting to watch the long range weather forecasts which are indicating a chance of a storm around Ravensthorpe as I’m passing through.
The rain doesn’t bother me, but I’m not looking forward to pitching a tent in a storm. Also, will it just follow me across the Nullabor and spoil the whole trip?
I guess this is part of the adventure. It wouldn’t be worth doing if it was boring.
My 1st blog post. I’ve had this site for a while, and now have a reason to use it. While Facebook might provide a solution, I’m after something that’s a little more web-typical for the older crinklier people in my life. A simple blog is all I need.
eBay (Eastern Performance Cycles – Maryland)
Unfortunately, my timing was poor – I ended up paying an extra $30 due to the diving Aussie dollar.
I’ve logged the fuel pumped and ODO reading since I bought her….
Excellent – a plugin that renders the webpages of this site formatted properly for mobile device: iPhones, Blackberry, etc.
Very nice. I wonder what the “pro” version adds?
This is my ride (well, not actually it, but the same model/colour – minus top-box)…
Honda ST1300A (2010) Black
26th June 2011
|TYPE||Liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted 90° V-4|
|BORE & STROKE||78 x 66mm|
|CARBURETION||PGM-FI with automatic enricher circuit|
|IGNITION||Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance|
|DIMENSIONS (LxWxH)||2,270 x 860 x 1,390mm|
|FUEL CAPACITY||29 litres|
|RAKE (CASTER ANGLE)||26.0°|
|FRONT||45mm HMAS cartridge fork; 4.6 inches travel|
|REAR||Pro-Link single HMAS gas-charged shock with 5- position spring preload adjustability; 4.8 inches travel|
|FRONT||Dual full-floating 310mm discs with LBS 3-piston calipers|
|REAR||Single 316mm disc with LBS 3-piston caliper|
|WARRANTY PERIOD||24 months|