Why? Shortly after buying the Blackbird I realized I had a bike that should easily cross this great brown land of ours. Living in Melbourne but originally from WA, I frequently fly back to Perth to visit friends and family. So I hatched a plan to drive there on the motorbike. This may have something to do with being a West Australian. Crossing the Nullabor almost seems like a right of passage. And rather than do it the easy way in a car, I decided to do it the hard way, on a motorbike. In a sense I chose to do it because it is hard. Additionally I really wanted to cruise around the SW on my Blackbird. I had planned to do this in June, but only weeks before I planned to leave, someone decided to pull out on me on a roundabout, so the bike wasnâ€™t in a state to journey. I only had a small window due to my work and uni classes so I couldnâ€™t go. This time I just finished one job and have another to go to, so I decided to start the new job a month later. I had my chance to go, so I took it.