Our first day fully loaded saw us basically run a shake down ride out to one of Vince’s relatives at Shotly Gate. Enroute we called into our friends at BMW Vines Guildford where young Ben saved the day solving a problem for us to have some electric vests hardwired into the bike, fitting me was a bit of a drama as the best fit was the BMW small vest, but it plugs into a socket not a hardwire …but Ben was creative and we found out that the two systems can intertwine. With help from Andrew, Aaron, Brian and Keith in just a couple of hours we were on our way all toasty warm!
We had a lovely evening last night at the Currambine Bar and Bistro with about 30 of our riding buddies from the Perth Motorbike and Sidecar Meetup Group. Vince originally founded this group on 9 Feb 2013 and has grown to 682 members! Awesome friends who make us feel very special, supported and loved ….. they share in our passion for motorcycle travel and encourage and inspire us each time we see them. They are the “family” we choose for ourselves and have even organised a welcome home ride for us in 2016. Many will be following our travels closely and perhaps living a little vicariously through us ….so we have to make sure we have the time of our lives….and theirs! Stay tuned guys – watch out world here we come…..
Post on Meetup from Karen Herriott Partridge
An awesome night ….What a marvellous group of friends we have …. Thank you all so much for your good wishes and hugs…. We will miss you all and I’m sure we will think of you often on our travels and you will be in the forefront of our minds when we present on riding in Australia and our Trip at Horizons Unlimited in Germany next May. Wear your 2upadventures.com
stickers with pride as you think of us over the next year – they’re limited editions … Just like you guys! Irreplaceable and inspirational ….it’s not “good-bye” … Just “catch you later” at Southern Cross in 2016! xxx
At our family Farewell Dinner one of our daughters and her family gave us a very unexpected and beautiful gift – some BOOT PLATES. The company usually makes inspirational statements for people in the fitness industry such as runners, athletes etc. She contacted them and told them about our plans and they made these specially for us – we are the first “motorbike” ones they have produced – Woo Hoo, we are trail blazers!