ok.....hopefully this will be within the guidelines and if not, i'm sorry mods...... i have a friend living about 11 hours due west of brisbane. i'm thinking of going to visit. i could do the bus thing. i could do the train thing. i could do the cage thing. but....... i kinda want to think about doing the bike thing instead. it's winter so won't be quite so hot.....i won't need to ride at night.....i used to live out that way so am familiar (kinda) with the types of roads out that way. however, if i was going to drive, i'd know exactly what i'm up for. and i could just chuck my stuff in the boot and go, and sleep in my car at night (or just drive straight through....) so, without scaring me off completely, what suggestions, hints, tips etc can people give me about: how to pack my virago special things to be thinking about what tools to take what else i might need to know those who know me and my riding fears/skills/capability will probly have some idea of what even thinking about this is doing to my head!!!!! lookin forward to hearing from everyone.