In mid-2009, a tap on the shoulder, a cheque in the hand and a boot out the door was my personal introduction to the local impact of the global financial crisis. Armed with some lazy cash and abundant time on my hands, thoughts turned to travel before I had been escorted from the premises. I deliberately limited planning for the trip, wanting to largely drift and see where I ended up. On my map, a thumb approximated half a days travel so the planning became one thumb, two thumb OK I guess Ill spend a night around here . Preparation for the trip was also minimal, a few emails to friends/work acquaintances/internet strangers to impose myself on them for accommodation, a pannier rack and new front tyre for the Scrambler. A few teaser photos from my seven week 22,000km ride around Australia on my Mighty Scrambler.