After a 25 year break from riding, and never bought that BM I had always promised myself as soon as finished uni, it was time to get back on a bike. I joined the BMW Club of WA and had gone on a few short rides and couldnt wait to go on some longer rides to build up my experience. So it was off down south for a couple of days. Living in the Perth hills meant it was only 5 minutes before I was in the countryside. The Bickley Valley is a mix of horse properties, orchards and vineyards.