Who, Why and When

Hello and welcome to our mid life crisis. We are two thirty something blokes with a love of motorcycles and wide open spaces. This blog not only follows our four week trip into the unknown but also contains information and links on how we set up our bikes for the trip. Hopefully our story not only inspires you to get out of your comfort zone and do something mad and liberating but also gives you a bit of a laugh.

Cheers Mike and Rod

MLCOAB 2010 Photo's

Getting ready to jump off Day 1
Lunch stop Day 1

Fuel and beer stop at Paynes Find, WA Goldfields

Old bloke on a beautiful 1970's Classic Triumph. His missus was driving a beat up 60's car with a very beat up 70's caravan as well. Legends

Comfort stop, Great Northern Highway

The dreaded wide load road trains. We had to pass these guys three times on Day 1! They were transporting CAT 983 dump truck trays to a Pilbara Minesite. We see more than enough of these at work so we didn't really need to see them on holiday. 

Wiluna Campite Day 2.

The Gunbarrel Highway out to Carnegie Station Day 3

The "good" Gunbarrel Highway Day 4.

View Northwards from the Len Beadle monument, Gunbarrel Highway Day 4

View South-East from the Len Beadle Monument, Gunbarrel Highway Day 4

Gunbarrel Highway Camp Day 4

End of the Gunbarrel, Start of the Heather Highway (just as bad!), Day 5.

Crossing into the NT Day 6, Great Cebtral Road

The bikes and Olgas at the end of the Great Central Road Day 6. Rod for scale.

Walking through the Olga's Day 7.

Getting ready for Sunset over Uluru Day 7.

Rod's gets up for sunrise over the rock Day 8. Mick sleeps in.

Just clear of the rain and making new friends Day 9, Stuart Highway

Devil's Marbles, NT Day 11

Camp at Three Ways Roadhouse Day 11 

Two freshly pressed ANZAC's ready to storm The Daly Waters Pub, Day 12

Bra's and backpakers, Daly Waters Pub, Day 12

The Beer and Bullshit corner, Day Waters Pub, Day 12

Rest Stop on the Buchanan Highway, Day 13

The Victoria River (with no water apparently), Buchanan Highway, Day 13

HEading into Jasper Gorge, Buchana Highway Day 13

Heading in Jasper Gorge, Buchanan Highway Day 13

Jasper Gorge, Buchanan Higway Day 13

Sign at the northern end of the Buchanan Highway Day 13. We saw this just after we almost both came off on the last bend of the road before we hit the bitumen (very deep gravel on a 90 degree bend)

Our trusty and very dusty steeds at then end of the Buchanan Highway Day 13

River Cruise, El Questro WA, Day 17

River Cruise El Questro Day 17

Chin Chin!

Mick's Geology Shot, El Questro Day 17 

The Boab Bathroom, Station, Gibb River Road, Day 18

King Leopold Range, Gibb River Road Day 19. One of the strange bits of bitumen that pops up out of no-where

Queen Victoria Range - Gibb River Road Day 18

End of the Gibb just outside Derby Day 18

The local Derby Lockup

Bikes and a Boab

Matso Brewery Broom, Day 20. Notice the two scooters cowering in the corner!

Campsite at the Pardoo Roadhouse, Kimberly WA, Day 21 Just before we hit the bar to watch the Footy

Rod Having his Morning Consitutional at the Whim Creek Pub, Pilbara WA Day 22.

Robe River Campsite, Plibara WA Day 22

View over the clay plains just south of Carnvon, Gascoyne region WA, Day 24

Wildflowers north of Gerladton WA, Day 25