HIGH-SPEED PUB CRAWL
I tell you what, a lot has gone on since the A4DE, which was my last series of blogs. I've been pretty busy with ADB freelance work and representing the magazine on an industry ride day in Queensland. It was pretty cool getting shipped up to the ride with the crew, but to tell you the truth, the best part was the night on the town in Brisbane ... Paul Broomfield and myself were treated by Sam Mac and Brian Vegh to some pretty elaborate venues. I won't go into it, but let's just say that Love & Rockets was a real eye opener.
Anyhow, prior to that was the big-bore shootout, where we tested the the premier selection of both the two-stroke and four-stroke open class bikes. It was pretty cool because we did it as a two-day trail ride through some mountainous country up the central coast. You'll have to read about that one in ADB's next issue.
As for the weekend just passed, I was also invited to the Nitro Circus in ADB's corporate box. I caught up with a few old faces from the industry and had a pretty good night watching the craziest action sports legends on the planet. Absolutely awesome show, but the most impressive stunts were the freestylers turn-down whips. Seriously, these boys are pointing the bike in the opposite direction and somehow bringin it back ... it's mind-blowing and makes a back flip seem boring by comparison. Cam Sinclair's double backflips are impressive, but seriously scary to watch after knowing what he's been through.
Anyway, I was actually reluctant to attend the Nitro Circus, simply because I'd just driven back from Victoria after the annual epic "ADB's Seven Deadly Sins Tour"
Y'know, I'd heard about and seen features on this particular KTM Trail Tours ride over the years, but had never had the opportunity to get on board. Then a few weeks back, Sam Mac asked me to cover it, so my answer was an instant yes. I tell you what, a seven-day pub crawl through epic mountain trails with a bunch of loose throttle jockeys and even looser boozers, pretty much sums up the tour. Adding to that, I did the whole thing on a 200cc two-stroke ... well, at least most of it. Stay tuned for the full story in ADB mag.
Till next time