My old mate of nearly 40 years and fellow professional photographer Ozphoto (Ian) decided to get back into dirt bikes after a 25 year break. Found himself a good Dr600 and so today Gregor, Clement and I took an unsuspecting Ian down to the Lions Road, Border Ranges National Park, Nimbin (for some culture) and then Kyogle. Here's Ian with his bike at Maccas Beaudesert.. our start point. Of course... Gregor (DR650) our resident navigator.. here showing the route. Up the Lions Road we go and first stop is the railway loop where the trains gain altitude to cross the range. Of course.. we had to teach Ian the ADV salute. From here we went into and out of the border ranges national park... but dark things were happening to the Suzuki 600 much to Ian's surprise. When we stopped at the bottom of the range.. she started dropping fuel out the carby overflow tube... in fact it was dropping fuel faster than it could burn it. A bit of a meeting here.. eventually the bike started! From here it was off to Nimbin. You can buy some weed from any one of about a dozen people in the street here.Clement was amazed by the place. everybody just stared at his BMW F800GS so we decided to have lunch next to the bikes. Ian with his pie.. note the surroundings. Gregor with his pie.... This place is certainly colourful.. perhaps it was modelled on the Haight Ashbury area of San Francisco? Don't our bikes give the place some class? From here Clement decided to head to the coast and up the motorway to home. (And frankly a F800GS is the bike to do this) Ian, Gregor and I headed to Kyogle with the intent to go via the Lions road home. But fate raised its head. At Kyogle the DR600 started to drop fuel out of the carby again and wouldn't start. I ended up towing Ian along behind the KLR (makes a good tug) and it fired. So.. away we go and just 500 metres short of the QLD border, the bloody thing stopped again. Ian rang the RACQ.. who took about ... well Ian turned a year older waiting and eventually he got the thing started again and headed to Beaudesert where his brother collected him with a car and trailer. A good day out despite the dodgy carby on the DR600. Any Suzuki carby experts out there? Poor old Ian needs help.