For the seasoned adventure traveler, this thread is sure to be a waste of time, but for adventure noobs like my wife and I, and those first timers considering 2-up adventure touring, it might offer some insight into what it takes to get your asses off your couch, onto a plane and get out of your comfort zone in a faraway land. For context, I am originally from South Africa, an experienced motocross and enduro rider having raced pretty successfully over there, and completed the Roof of Africa a couple of times. I have been happily residing in America for the past 30 years, and now spend my weekends racing cars with cages. Until recently my wife was not enamored with spending more than a few minutes on the back of a bike, and my early attempts, 15 years ago, to get her interested on touring on my Harley never went anywhere. But a couple of years ago, when I got my KTM 1290 Super Duke, my nervous and risk-averse wife, out of nowhere, started to love the rides, amazingly got comfortable with the front wheel in the air, and warmed up to the idea of extended rides around Florida, and the seeds of doing something outside our comfort zone were sewn. Skip forward to May of this year when I purchased a used KTM 1290 Super Adventure R, and we started making day-long trips into the Everglades and I could tell she was ready to attempt a multi-day trip. So, what better way to attempt our first multi-day trip than to fly 30 hours to Australia and take 8-days to ride some of the most epic alpine roads that stunning country has to offer. So tomorrow, Saturday November 23rd, we embark on our journey from Sydney to Melbourne, taking 8-days to traverse what could easily be done in one 10-hour stint. We plan to follow some of the epic alpine roads that unfortunately right now are unfortunately covered in thick acrid smoke from the destructive bush fires that have been raging to the north. And there is rain expected in the next day or two and while it will be hugely welcomed by the entire Aussie populace, for us the nerves are on high alert, considering that we might start our 8-day adventure in heavy downpour conditions on our very first day! But hey, it is precisely unknown aspect of traveling that makes this an adventure. We plan to upload videos of that tell the story of our journey, from our first thoughts of making this happen, to our preparations, and daily trip reports. Hopefully we will have enough time to edit and upload videos each day, but here is Episode 1 of Danny and Kim’s Aussie Bike Adventure. Hope you will follow along, subscribe and more importantly tell us just how lame we are.