Hi all and everybody, Just letting you know I am finally back south after an awesome, brilliant, bum-numbing trip! I made it as far north as Cooktown, with some great roads and stunning scenery on the way. Highlights: - Gillies Hwy - 6 times!!! :grin: - Atherton Tablelands - gorgeous scenery, sweet roads - Snowy Mountains - Thredbo Road, awesome fun! - Meeting some great riders along the way, ending up with good friends - Camping by stunning waterfalls, waking for a swim - Finding the road into Conway Beach sweet curves after nearly dying of boredom on the Bruce Hwy - Doing laps and laps and laps (both ways!) of Mt Panorama till the sun had gone and it was too effin freezing to continue - Chillagoe Caves - long haul but worth it - Missing all the fist-sized hailstorms - Dirtbike riding on the Atherton Tablelands Lowlights: - Cape Trib-Emoggen Ck - the southern end of the Cape Trib-Bloomfield track. Horrible Horrible Horrible on a road bike - steep curving dirt covered with fist sized loose rocks. Scary - Oxley Hwy in the rain - after 3 months of anticipation... - Eungella Rd, up the escarpment - large, studded cattle grids in the apex of every bend in the top section, one bend even had 2! - Dodging logs on the washed out roads into Agnes Waters while soaked to the skin in the thunderstorms - Drying every single thing with me out after the thunderstorms! Obviously with a trip 4 months long this is only a fragment of the adventures :grin: The bike was awesome too and never let me down, even loaded to the max. Did go through 3 rear tyres and 2 fronts tho! Thanks Tina, Murf and Paul for your hospitality along the way. :grin: So now it is off to the cold windswept climes of Warrnambool for the next installment in the Life of Jarrah!