You are a mine of information as is usual. I am hoping to have a life style change next year. Not one as drastic as yours, but time to live more/ work less. I have entered the APC rally and paid my fee so I am going to go no matter what! I was hoping that I could get a few riding/camping /touring weekends in the next 6 months. We all know our particular local areas well, so a few rides in different locations should be possible, if we can communicate re: who lives where. Sort of like a non competitve version of the GT enduro club that we formed 25 years ago. it is more fun meeting others and riding with them than going solo all the time.
How is Qld?