Russells Ride 2010, Australia

Hello, my name is Russell Nurse.

This year's ride is a follow up of my first long distance dirt and tar ride last year.

We (my son Karl and I) traveled 8300km in 16 days on a pair of DR 650s and afterward I found I really had the bug.

The Donahue and Plenty Highways, the Tanami Desert, Wolf Creek Crater , the Kimberleys, Birdsville & Innamincka were no longer just places on a map and I'm itching to get going again.

Last year was about learning (lessons like running out of fuel on the Tanami or getting water in our fuel) fortunately we had vehicular support.

This year I've got a new side kick (my eldest son Luke) and we're doing it without support. On the agenda is Menindee, Tibooburra, Camerons Corner, Lyndhurst, Oodnadatta, Mt Dare, Dalhousie, Purni Bore, Finke, The Olgas and The Rock, Jervois, Boulia, Bedourie, Cordillo Downs and more.

I'll be blogging my way, as internet access permits so subscribe to the Two Wheel Touring Newsletter (see side bar) to follow my progress.

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20 June, 2010
Toompine to Glentuckie Station.
Tarmac ride down rural roads to Eulo. Several stops to check rear tyre. (It's a while since I've ridden on full knobby tyres and it takes a bit to get used to.)
Stopped at Eulo for fuel and a pie. The shop assistant was another backpacker. You get used to european accents absolutely everywhere even in the remotest places.
Pity more Aussie kids dont get out and see more of their own country and experience the unique lifestyle of these areas. 
We rode down the Cuttaburra Road to Glentuckie.It's great to see the property so good.
A warm greeting and a cold beer, what more can you ask for.
Lyn and John Parsons have owned this property for several years and have expressed interest in providing accomodation to indivduals and small parties (say 6 to 8 persons). 
This would utilise their well equipped but basic shearing quarter accomodation. 
It is perfect for adventure motorcyclists. You wont find it listed in tourist brochures but Glentuckie is shown on Hemma Great Desert Tracks South East Sheet just above the NSW border and east of Hungerford.
You need to contact John or Lyn on 07 46554027 to book for a unique station experience.
I'm very tired today and Luke and I are not interested in changing another tyre. Will change Luke's tomorrow.