Well, it's been around 6 months since I last made any postings here and I do have lots to tell - including, most importantly, the acquisition of a second Burgie into the bike stable at chez Farqhuar.
Yes, my original Burgie is looking a little forlorn as she hasn't been the unanimous recipient of my motorcycle care and attention - however, she is getting plenty of attention again right now as she is in a multitude of pieces whilst I rebuild the CVT. :(
Yes, it's a long story and one which I will soon be telling.
In summary, though, here is a brief rundown of what's been happening in my life, riding wise.
The ride home was great fun too, chasing cattle across the top of Falls Creek ski resort.,
April 2009 - Easter - 4 days in the Flinder's ranges camping at Rawnsley Park just outside of Wilpena Pound
Mid April - acquired a late model Burgie for John who generously hosted me in Daegu - and stored her in my garage awaiting his arrival in August
Late April - spent a week in the Philippines on business and rode down to Lake Taal from Tagaytay on the back of a Honda cub ridden by a local rider
Then went on to Malysia where I caught the bloody swine flu before coming home to spend a week in bed, lose another 5 kilos and take a further 2 months to shake-off the opportunistic asthma I contracted.
May - decided to add another big bike to the stable, in this instance a Honda ST1100 but alas, she won't be staying.
June - on the day before my birthday I found a bargain basement late model Burgie for sale which I could not say no to. Yes, there was a reason it was bargain basement which I will go into later.
July / August - tearing down and rebuilding the new Burgie and testing using parts from the original Burgie, with some unfortunate consequences for the original Burgie.
August - John came and collected his new Burgie before his marathon ride back to the Gold Coast
September - the new Burgie is on the road and time for a bit of fun - helmet wise. Yes, that is my Honda CT110 postie bike on the right of the picture.
October - rebuilding the original Burgie in preparation for the end of the month ride to Bathurst and then on to the Birdsville track for a little more bush bashing.
.....full details to come later....