Having just returned from the Canning Stock Route tour, I can’t believe how lucky we were with our timing and the weather. The rains had just stopped prior to us commencing our biggest tour – 14 days in total. Everywhere is looking amazing and it was fantastic to meet up with the Rangers on the tour to shoot a special documentary on our journey up the Canning Stock Route which will air on Channel Ten on Sunday, October 16 at 2.30pm.
We also met some extraordinary people, including volunteers who were restoring one of the wells. Over 2,000km of riding on dirt bikes and the new IVECO support truck racked up 12,000km, proving to be an invaluable asset. The boys are loving the hot diesel shower!
We were also really fortunate with our three Simpson Desert Crossing adventure tours we did prior to the Canning Stock Route as the rain stopped just before we set out. The scenery and the tracks were magnificent. Both the Simpson Desert and the Canning Stock Route are looking beautiful with an abundant of flowers, greenery and wildlife thanks to the rains.
Our focus now shifts to Far North Queensland as in a couple of weeks we will head off on three Cape York tours on our Honda CRF450X motorcycles. I will continue to use the new Honda Africa Twin as I have done on all the tours this year. It is certainly a bigger motorcycle but very capable in some tough conditions.
We are still working on our South East Queensland one and two day rides at the end of the year. These will most likely run in December and January. We will have small groups of five motorcycles including some Africa Twins for rental. Pricing and dates will be available shortly.