Riders of Australia, Ready or not here I come. I plan to arrive in Sydney the second week of June 2005, only a few weeks away. My itinerary will begin in Sydney and ride to Melbourne along the coastal highway. Then take the ferry across to Tasmania and back to Melbourne. From there I plan to go to Adelaide to Mildura to Wagga Wagga to Canberra through the Blue Mountains back to Sydney to get my bike serviced and checked. Assuming all is well and rested I will continue up the east coast to Brisbane riding both inland and coastal roads. From Brisbane I will continue to Rockhampton to Townsville to Cairns to the Cape York Peninsula. From there I plan to ride southwest and take the Burke Developmental Road to the Barkly Highway west across to the Stuart Highway south to Alice Springs. Hopefully in Alice Springs I will be able to have some type of a true Aboriginal Experience. I took a class when I was at the University that focused on the indigenous people of Australia and hope to rekindle some of those lessons. From there I plan to ride back north towards Darwin. I would like to take a side trip to the Cobourg Peninsula, I hear it is nice, from there I will head to Darwin. From Darwin I will ride toward the Kimberlies and explore the northwest corner. Then off to Broome and continue to ride down the west coast to Perth. Once I arrive in Perth I would like to spend some time there maybe a couple of months and organize my thoughts and ideas. Hopefully my parents will come to visit and take the train across from Sydney to Perth. From there I will continue to the south west corner and ride up to Kalgoorlie. From there I will take the long ride along the southern rim all the way to Port Lincoln to Port Augusta across to Broken Hill to Dubbo to Orange back to Sydney. Thanks to everyone who has responded to my threads, I have learned a lot. Please feel free to give me all the advice in the world on this thread, I am all ears. Brian "A rider with a dream"