Karl

Visionary

Karl is a contributing writer for Rubber on Road. He bought his first bike, a Suzuki GS-500, in 2008 - this bike was promptly renamed "The Yellow Bastard". Next was a Ninja, and now Karl rides a Triumph Sprint-ST 955, which has the far more pleasant sobriquet "Glamorous Glennis". Karl lives, rides and is underemployed in Sydney, Australia ("The Land of Tomorrow!").

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All the Adrenaline of a Mr. T Public Service Announcement! Days 10 and 11 of Karl and Yaegan’s Manly Motorcycle Meandering through OZ!

The way back home for Karl and Yaegan, motorcycling through the Great Alpine Road and Mount Buffalo on Days 10 and 11.
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Two Men and Their Motorcycles, Stuck in a Heatwave with Nothing but their Speedos (and their Leather and Kevlar Body Armor): Day 8 + 9 of the Ride Through Australia!

Days 8 and 9 of Karl and Yaegan’s Manly Motorcycle Mayhem and Mischief. Heat waves and Highways oh my!
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Is it a Koala? Is it a Wallaby? Is it one of the 6 of the top 10 Deadliest Snakes in the World? No! It’s Days 6 and 7 of Karl and Yaegan’s Hedonistic Motorcycle Adventures through South East Australia!

Day Six I woke up with the sun. I decided to get in touch with my trendy-inner-wanker/hippy, and did some taichi on the beach, which, although being supremely peaceful, left me feeling very silly. Whatever. Yaegs woke up, and we took it slow. After quickly taking down the tent, we hung about and read for a half hour. The plan for the day was to make it onto Kangaroo Island (KI), which meant a five-hundred-or-so k day. The first few hundred k’s were high-speed, low-interest riding – essentially, more of the same long, straight roads that had bored us shitless yesterday. At least we weren’t riding into the sun, but rather chasing our shadows, à la Ewan and Charlie. Once we crossed onto Wellington, and turned ninety degrees to now be riding into the south-east, the roads changed and we were blessed. We followed the roads down into Victor Harbor
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Ridin’ through Oz, Days 4 and 5: Nothing like “Total Recall”, schadenfreude, and sunsets to lift the spirits!

Days four and five on the great motorcycle adventure, 2 weeks around SE Australia, getting to “Radelaide” the long way, passing the 12 apostles after the Great Ocean Road and fantastic beach side camping.
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Day 2 and 3 of Easy Ridin’- Cruising through Oz: “Brando rode a Triumph in ‘The Wild One’ – end of story”

Hitting up Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road as Karl continues the narrative of his motorcycle trip around South East Australia
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Easy Ridin’: Cruisin’ through Oz

The first installation of a motorcycle odyssey as two brazen individuals embark on a 2 week adventure around South East Australia. 2 men, 2 motorcycles, and too many speedos to count!
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