Two weeks countdown till I leave on my 'Big Ride' from Townsville to Melbourne. I have been planning this for a couple of years now and it is actually happening. Thanks partly to 'you lot' in the past being encouraging I will make Emerald my first overnight stop, the onto St George and then to Coonabarabran. After that if I am still in the mood I will continue on to call in on distant relies and friends. I reckon if I make it to Coona I will make the rest of the trip no worries. The alternative will be 'sell the bike and catch a bus home' but I really don't want to do that! When I finish the trip I will have clocked up 6000 plus k's. Some well meaning dream buster asked me if I had any experience...I said not much, but ask me in a couple of months the same question!! [-X Probably could have picked a better time to go ...dead hot summer...but then freezing your arse off down south sucks too. She'll be right! If your not living on the edge your taking up too much space, hey!