Monday, 10 October 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Busy with loose ends & India preps.
Written by Will.
Hi out there in Blog Land. Hope you are all travelling well !
Will & Jenny are as close to ready as we will ever be for our 2 month Indian Motorbike Tour !
Jen draws up a picture, we start to get our travel gear together.
9 Days until departure, our medication/first aid kit is sorted. We spent so much at Discount Warehouse Pharmacy Mandurah they even gave us an additional First Aid Kit for free.
Electronics, GoPro & Camera gear are sorted & ready. All our documents & credit cards are primed for our two wheeled assault on the Sub Continent.
Jen & I have been extremely busy practicing our motorbike skills often & as best as we can. Tackling the Perth peak hours traffic, honing our lane filtering & other road skills in the rain & wind. Next weekend we borrow a couple of Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc bikes from Nevermind to go on a bike familiarisation ride around Perth.
With all the additional riding Jenny is now keen to get her BIG Bike licence (R Licence) . So we picked up a new mount for her after coming across a great deal on Gumtree (Australia's version of Craigslist), picked her up a secondhand "Big Bike" nearly a week ago. By the way Jen, happy birthday for next month & next year...etc.
Sadly the practical Bike Test will have to wait until we return home. I can imagine the Assessor following Jenny & her tooting the horn at every vehicle she passes "Indian style" ha,ha,ha.
I know it goes against our philosophy of downsizing but unfortunately Jenny's legs can't even reach the ground on the Yamaha Super Tenere 1200cc, so we needed to find something a little lower for her. Once we get back from India, something will have to go !
On the House front things have been moving along ok. It's never fast enough but progress is being made.
The Reno House is nearly back at lock up & outside rendering nearly complete.
The "home" we are living in is nearly sorted, but we are cutting it really fine. Aiming for it too be complete in 7 days.
So that's it for now, as you can tell, we are just a little excited to be getting on the road again. India here we come....