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
Amongst all the fitting of aftermarket bits and pieces to the Africa Twins (more on that later), there have been a few shakedown runs to get used to the bikes and see what manner of fiddling might benefit them before we tackle anything harder than a well travelled fire trail. Or Parramatta Rd. Sometimes its hard to tell the difference. Stephen has been doing much of that work, because he somehow seems to find more time to get out and ride than I do. I call him "The Test Mule"
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