Hello, ok I don't post much, and I'm not much of a writer, but I thought I'd just pop some sort of ride report here. As I start work in July, I wanted to get out and do something before I become confined to a desk for the next thirty+ years. So, I thought, why not visit my cousin in Perth? And see everything in between as well! I had been planning a long trip like this for awhile, but I was only expecting to start work in '09. That would have meant no more restrictions and a decent bike. However, with the July start, it was now or never, and it would be on my "trusty" 'ol GT250R. And as it would have it, all my friends were either too busy or thought the whole idea was madness. So alone it would have to be! That turned out to be a good thing, but more on that later. Anyway, save the hyo bashing for another thread, and don't bother dissuading me from doing it because it's already been DONE. I am in Perth typing this out, and both of us (me 'n the hyo) made it in one piece (each).