It’s amazing how if you don’t continue the blog it’s very easy to get out of the habit. So bearing that in mind it’s time to catch up and prepare you for the next instalment.
I’ve spent Christmas in England and had a couple of weeks in Paris with the new Tenere. Good weather for the most part even at the beggining of December. Some sightseeing and a chgance to prove that distances on the 660 are acheivable, although a new taller windscreen is needed.
|Taking the tunnel makes crossing the channel easy|
|Paris in winter??|
I’ve now moved up into my new house in Heathcote. I nearly cried when I walked in and found how dirty the place was. So I’ve spent the last six weeks cleaning and painting virtually every surface that exists in the place. There is still a long way to go but there will be enough time for that.
|Home sweet home|
|Ready to cook, thanks Mum!|
Last year I was in South America when the inaugural “Tenere Tragics” run was held in Australia. So having pushed a friend of mine to get his 1983 600 Tenere back together and take part this year we will be doing it together.
|The flyer for this years run.|
|My 1983 Tenere|
|A little adaptation made the Wombats tank bag fit|
The new 660 Tenere is out (because it’s half a world away in the UK so I’ll be using my 1983 600 tenere. It should be up for the trip having completed the Birdsville Track and only took a little persuasion to start after 15 months of inactivity when I returned. The run will start at the famous Mount Panorama race circuit just west of Sydney in Bathhurst and from there will cover around 1750km in the week working our way around the high country in NSW and Victoria. More time will be spent on dirt than tarmac so hopefully the practice I’ve had on Routa 40 and the Dalton Highway will keep me upright!! If anyone is interested in more information they can visit the official blog at http://www.teneretragics.blogspot.com.au/ I’ll keep everyone informed of what happened and with a little luck I’ll be able to post a video of the trip. Keep watching…….