We spent this weekend in Melbourne. Unfortunately that meant missing a gorgeous weekend in Sydney, with 21C and sunshine. It would have been ideal for riding… Melbourne in August is pretty chilly, but we had good weather really. It was at least 6 degrees cooler than Sydney, but we did see some sun, and managed… [Read More]
The K1300S: A Pillion’s Perspective
Now that we’re back to being a one-bike household (yes, Zorro’s S1000 has been sold…) and I’ve almost forgotten how that little diamond-cut seat used to feel, it’s time to declare my verdict on the new beast. I call it a beast, because at 254 kgs, the BMW K1300S is 50 kgs heavier than the S1000. It’s… [Read More]
How cold is too cold?
Zorro was hoping to get the new bike last week. And he was keen to go on a long ride asap. “Let’s go to Mudgee”, he said. “But it’s the middle of Winter”, I moaned. “Ha, we’ll just rug up,” he says. “Besides, the new bike has heated hand grips.” Yeah, good for the rider…. [Read More]
Two-way talk when Two-up
Zorro and I aren’t always the best at good, clear communications. We are good at blaming each other for misunderstanding. When we’re on the bike and competing with the noise of the engine, wind and tyres – and through impenetrable helmets – communications can be, well, interesting… We started out with the best intentions and the aim of… [Read More]
Too hot for you?
It’s been a very “Indian Summer” in Sydney and March has been easily as warm as February. We didn’t decide ’til mid-morning to head out for a ride, and by then it was already edging 26C. Not being too sure if we’d get too hot, I suggested we head up the northern beaches for a… [Read More]
Getting my gear on
Now that I’ve been out a whole 2 times, Zorro is convinced this is gonna be a regular new pastime for us. Being super safety conscious, he suggested it was time to get geared up correctly. I have my Kabuto helmet (see my first post) but the rest isn’t proper bike gear. Yay, time for some retail… [Read More]
Where it all began – with the Head
My other half has been motorbike-mad for some years now, and hankering for me to share some of his passion. He reads bike mags. He has bike mates. He goes riding most weekends with some or all of them. And me…? I’ve stayed home. Worried a little (can’t help it!). But generally happy to have… [Read More]