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
Dubbo to Moss Vale.
Very , very cold start. Six layers of clothing and the cold is still penetrating.
Ride to Wellington for breakfast, dont want to get back on the bike.
Have get moving down to Orange and across to Blayney. Blayney is always cold in the winter and today wasn't about to change it.Coffee and more food then off to Goulburn.
Even the cold couldn't dent the pleasure of the ride through Tuena.
This is, although not completely sealed (no worries on these bikes) one of the outstanding rides in the country.
Got to goulburn with light sleet coming down.
Up the highway to Moss Vale a great trip finished.
Glad to be home - Corn Chowder waiting to warm us up.