Two lunatic Aussie motorcyclists head off into the Australian bush, in search of the people and events that helped create the modern Australian culture. Just what exactly is the Australian Culture, and where did it come from? We'll find out.
Our recent trip to Northern NSW on the hunt for Captain Thunderbolt (more on that soon) left both Stephen and I a bit underwhelmed with the handling of our Africa Twins. Now, this wasn't a shock. Pardon the pun. We knew from the start that we would need to make suspension modifications to get the bikes to work the way we wanted them to. And we deliberately chose to wait until after our first trip away to make any modification, just to see how the standard suspension coped wit
Ever wondered what goes on behind the camera? Here's a shot of Dave setting up the camera and lighting for the video we shot of our Bumot luggage being installed. When we head off on our expeditions there will be no support vehicles, no video crew, no camera operators. Everything we shoot, we will be shooting ourselves, and we will be carrying all our own gear. Should make for an interesting packing process!!! #bikes #africatwin #cameragear
The first problem we had to solve, mainly because it was one of the most expensive, was choosing a luggage solution. We need to carry a lot of gear on our trips. And I mean a LOT! There's the usual clothing, food, water, camping gear, fuel, and spare parts that you need for 4 or 5 days in the bush. But then we also need to carry multiple professional quality cameras, lenses, tripods, monopods, batteries, chargers and a drone in order to film our footage for the programs we wi
Heading off into the Aussie bush on a couple of motorcycles to track down the amazing stories that helped create what we now know as the "Aussie Culture" seemed like a pretty simple kind of idea. Well, besides the snakes, and spiders, and Goannas, and Drop Bears. But then the planning started. And we soon realised we'd screwed up. We now think undertaking the trips and filming everything may well be the easy part of the project, because trying to make decisions about what gea