• Pickup and Assembly

    Posted by Loren on January 3, 2011

    What a time to travel from Australia, with the Australian dollar is at an all time high. We had the majority of our equipment and parts delivered to a friends house in Seattle. It was a boys best Christmas, more motorcycle toys than one could think possible.

    Between December 23 and January 3rd, we need to pick up the bikes, arrange the insurance, assemble the crash bars, skid pads, panniers, windscreens and Barkbusters.  A voltmeter, wire, snapties and a New Years long weekend, and we were ready to tackle the electronics.  A brand new bike with the panels off and wires hanging everywhere is a test of ones commitment to the cause.

    A few lose ends to tie up, and we are ready to hit the road on January 4.

15 Comments | Leave a Reply

  1. Louise Page on January 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

    WOOO HOOO you guys are on your way!!!
    Am sooo excited for you both & am sitting at my desk at work enjoying the ride!!!
    Thinking of you both & big hugs,
    Love Louie xx

  2. Ash & Jules Jensen on January 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    All the best guys! Looking forward to sharing your adventures…..from our workplaces here in OZ! :)
    Big Hugs…

  3. Dave on January 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Alright Bookmark added! I’m on holidays again!! Whooop whooop! Travel safe now lads ya hear…..

  4. Colin on January 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Can I come please? I have bought a new pair of gumboots. Will need to borrow a bike though.


  5. Donna Vercoe on January 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Bet you can’t believe the moment has arrived. Hopefully the excitement outrides the nervous anticipation. Hopefully all your gear fits into those two panniers! See you in the am to film the first moments you hit the road. Excited!

  6. Carmen on January 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

    YEEEEHAA you hit the road!!! Watch out for those guinea pig dogs, hey, I heard one bite in your big toe and your trip is over;) Have fun & travel safe
    Lovnhugs xx

  7. Mumma Pamma on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Hulo Murrio & Lorerio…
    Well…. the long awaited day has arrived @ you are on your way…
    We will eagerly be loungechair travellers as we read of your adventures through Sth America.
    Adios….Hasta luego
    Love Mumma Pamma xx

  8. Grandma Nancy on January 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Hello from Grandma…I am totally amazed at your adventurous spirit and wish you all the very best and send all my love XXX

  9. Dad on January 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Website loaded, looking forward to following! Hope you’re staying dry.

  10. Damanbir Singh on January 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    You guys rock! Wishing you all the very best with your adventure. It was good to see you in Salem,Oregon. Keep blogging!!!

  11. Rob Milla on January 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Lyndon wants to know why you haven’t got any baling twine in your repair toolbox.

    • Murray on January 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Never fear Rob, the thought crossed our minds for a millisecond. Actually, even contemplated towing a baler…..

  12. Mart and Sue Sparks on January 10, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Wow!!! You guys look committed and cold! will look forward to watching your travels from a hot and dry WA!

  13. Rodda & Cozza on January 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Good stuff fellas. Watch that unusual appendage protruding from your mask Muzza or you might get back to Oz without it.

  14. Mumma Pamma on January 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Buenas noches boys…..
    Soon you will be near the equator so you will be able to warm up.Qld is still have big floods, so devasating.
    Good way to keep in touch & see where you are in the world.
    Bye Bye…..Mumma Pamma xx a lick from “Jaffa”