The After life….
So what happens after three years on the road? For me it meant borrowing my sister in laws VTR250, I had the option of bigger bikes but considered them too expensive to run and way to powerful after a 350 Bullet ( Look up top speed of 350 Bullet and top speed of 1000cc Aprilia, in first gear…). I spent till Boxing Day with the family enjoying lovely fruits at my parents and BBQ at my sisters. And all those special home things that you cannot get anywhere else.
Mum's Glass houses
On Boxing Day my brother, nephew and I went to the Cemetery circuit Street race in Wanganui. We left Auckland at 5am and had a great ride down. Spent the day at the races then I went on south to Wellington. While in Wellington I court up with my god son and the rest of my other family. Also managed to catch up with a couple of Uncles/Aunties, one even on his birthday.
Kids in Boxes...That's four countries now, boxes are the best present.
In the New year I started heading back up the North Island stopping in for lunch with another Uncle and on up to Taupo where I managed to see a mate from way back in the school days, I’ll contact you before I pass through next time too Drew. From Taupo I rode over to Napier to see an Aunty and another from school. Man these North Island roads are nice I will have to do another full tour of New Zealand before my next big travel….
From Napier I came back through to Taupo and over to Tauranga. And because I was not working and had a motorbike which I was allowed to use a bit longer, I decided to go for a run around the Coromandel, man there is some lovely riding around that area.
So After travelling for 66,000km, to have a break, I only rode 4,000km around the north Island of New Zealand lol… It can be hard to just stop when you have been on the go for so long.
Towards the end of January I flew over here to Melbourne and started the job hunt, and well, kept hunting for far too long. After having to bludge accommodation off my friends here in Melbourne, Thank you all for the beds it has helped heaps. I did manage to get some labourer work for a couple of weeks ish but it has taken a long time to get what I would call an actual job.
Prices were a shock when I got back, notice the 1.25l are cheaper than the 600ml?
Some Melbourne views
The new bike heehe did not take too long, XJ900.
So now I’m back as a drillers offside this time working on the east coast based out of Melbourne. (If you want to know what a drillers offside does…try google lol). I also managed to get a bike XJ900 thanks to Mummy and Daddy, you’ll have the money back soon…lol.
First time diamond
But of course the big question on all your lips is, well maybe
“Have you managed to fit back into society after only 7 months?”
Mmmmm, tough question and I would have to answer that with another question
“Did I really fit into society before I went away?”
And for the Last time......for now