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The Bitter Taste of Failure.

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | Views [633]

At around 1100 metres my clutch threw in the towel. A fistful of throttle saw nothing happening at the back wheel. I dismounted and spat on the clutch housing; it was like throwing water onto a hot bar-be-que plate. What to do? I was stopped at the bottom ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road trip, sumbawa


Flores - it drives me round the bend! Part 2. Hu'u Beach to Bajawa.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | Views [662] | Comments [1]

  Mt. Tambora - it had defeated me this time. As I rode towards Hu'u Beach memories of my climb there in 2008 returned. It was a special place made more so because few outsiders ever got to visit it. On April 15, 1815 the world shook. Tambora ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, flores, indonesia, motorcycling, road trip, sumbawa


Flores - it drives me around the bend! Part 1: Lombok to Mt Tambora

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | Views [987]

  There is no better feeling than riding out the gate and hitting the highway astride a motorcycle. I'm beginning a road trip east. East, the exotic east! My imagination, fuelled by the exploits of explorers and adventurers past, and by the writings ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, flores, indonesia, lombok, motorcycling, off-road, sumbawa


Sumbawa Hard Way Round. Tepal - Sumbawa's Timbuktu

INDONESIA | Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | Views [1765]

SUMBAWA HARD WAY ROUND. TEPAL – SUBAWA’S TIMBUKTU My wrists and arms ached as I slowly negotiated another torturous descent some way along the track to Tepal, a remote village deep in the mountainous hinterland behind Sumbawa Besar city.... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, off-road, road trip, sumbawa


Sumbawa Hard way Round. Wadu Pa'a: Remote Hindu/Buddhist Outpost.

INDONESIA | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [1452]

BUDDHISM'S EASTERN FRONTIER - WADU PA'A BIMA BAY.   He sideled up beside me hand outstretched. I was in Mataram Mall, Lombok's sole concession to the god's of 21st century consumerism. My first thought was: 'He's selling timeshare.' But I ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road trip, sumbawa


Sumbawa - Valley of the Forgotten Chiefs.

INDONESIA | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [691]

SUMBAWA HARD WAY ROUND - VALLEY OF THE FORGOTTEN CHIEFS We left at 10 am sharp. My mate Eric, from Cipta Sari Bakery Jalan Hasanuddin No. 47 Sumbawa Besar, on his Honda Beat scooter and me on a Kawasaki KLX150 Roadtrail. Before setting off I fueled ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road trip, sumbawa


Sumbawa Hard Way Round: Part 1 Kamikaze Canine

INDONESIA | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Views [1292]

KAMIKAZE CANINE – SUMBAWA: THE HARD WAY ROUND He came barrelling out of the scrub to my right, a white flash against the greenery. In situations like this your mind slots into overdrive. I knew this big white dog wasn’t stopping to ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road trip, sumbawa


Sand slog: Sumbawa's south-west coast.

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [1697]

SAND SLOG: SUMBAWA’S SOUTH-WEST COAST   We emerged from the jungle after a three hour slog to find ourselves atop a rocky, wind-battered headland high above the sea. To the south lay the open ocean; a vast, heaving, ultramarine mass. Waves ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, sumbawa, trekking


Tambora - the mountain that blew its top. Part 6 Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa - a motorcycle odyssey

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | Views [1210]

TAMBORA – THE MOUNTAIN THAT BLEW ITS TOP I’d been travelling east of Bali for less than two weeks but a lot had happened. At 6.00 am on a Monday morning, I’d nosed out into the traffic on Jalan Padma, Legian, Bali and headed east ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, mountain climbing, road trip, sumbawa


Part 5. "Helter-skelter across Sumbawa"

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Views [2106] | Comments [1]

  SUMBAWA – INDONESIA’S SIDELINED ISLAND   I was the only tourist aboard the little JM Ferry –“We Serve Indonesia” – as it slid between the two spits of land guarding the narrow entrance to ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road trip, sumbawa



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