The flight to Brisbane was
uneventful, and the team took a cab to a nearby hotel, where the Donkey and Mission Control waited
outside in the bushes while the Mule checked into a small 2 person room.
Five minutes later they were quietly
ushered in by the Mule and established the sleeping arrangements for the trip.
Donkey and Mule on the beds.
Mission Control on the floor.
Driving into Dalby the Donkey and
the Mule were initially in high spirits, when it dawned on them that they had paid an awful lot of money
for 2 bikes that they had never even seen... Was this about to be a big mistake??
But the guys at Dalby Moto were
friendly and professional, and most importantly the bikes looked great.
the car hire car to the local drop off point, strapped on the tank bags and headed off.
of the bikes:
somehow rode just like a normal bike.
Nothing like the
BMW’s they tried a couple of months ago.
The Donkey and the
Mule were pleased :-)
the time of his life, and had taken to uttering the words...
enormous...“ Over and over again
in his sleep while sucking on his thumb and intermittently crying like a school girl.
On the way home
they stopped in Inverell, Goulburn and Rutherglen.
the run through Putty
on the Hume heading into Goulburn, where the Mule managed to drop his brand new bike, albeit at walking
pace. Very Unhappy Mule.
the ride in and out of
Canberra which was awfully cold, even with heated grips and full winter mits they had to stop every hour to
thaw their hooves.
the run from Cooma to
Albury via the Alpine Rd was amazing fun, sunny and warm after the bitter cold earlier that
Arriving home the
Mule was wearing 2 long sleeved thermals, 3 t shirts, a tank top, a roll of newspaper across his chest, a
full set of leathers, waterproof coveralls, waterproof gloves and inner liners (i.e. Everything he had
brought with him).
The Donkey and the
Mule on the Murray Valley Hwy, near Huon
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