YET ANOTHER LAP OF AUSTRALIA? Yeah baby! FULL PHOTO ESSAY STARTS ON PAGE 6 (AT THIS LINK): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448543&page=6 But the story started here, with a few pre-departure and en-route posts. . . Some people don't learn fast. Some people aren't as smart as you. Most people are, however, as smart as me. Smarter really. Which helps to explain why I'm doing this yet again. . . On April 4, this coming Saturday, I and Phekg (whom I will refer to as P2 because he is not P1) will do what I have come to habitually do every couple of years: we'll run an inspection of the coast road, Hwy 1 - 12,000 miles of it this time. And we're going to get a whole 3 weeks to do it in! We'll be posting as we go (time and internet permitting), and fill in a report when we get our asses back to where we started from. Here's a bit of the prelim work I've done so far. . . New rubber everywhere. Nice Tourances, which last better than most. . . Hmm. Sargent seat is not bad, but can you be too comfy? Tent poles mounted in a tube inside pannier frame. . . Abrasion protection for the tankbag seat. . . High density rubber pad So bags wont wear through if strapped on the back. . . Handguard extensions (homemade of course), because it always rains. A lot. Oh, and Promecha revalved shocks f&r, plus a new spring. Works too! So there you go. The countdown begins. 4 days to go. Three weeks, two pigs, 1 lap of Australia.