13
Feb
10

Its the weekend!!!

Hi All,

Hope you’ve had a good week.  Anthony got soaked when he decided to not put on the wet weather gear, my battery was a bit dodgy…..but other than that, the week went off without incident.

The end of the week was spent at the small office, and generally I am parked out the back, away from seeing the view of the marina……but after lunch the front car park is empty, so I get to sit there and watch the world (and lots of bikes) go by……and yesterday there were heaps of Harleys, Ducati’s, a range of other sports bikes, dirt bikes, one Arqin Scooter, and a Vespa GTS 300 !  The Arqin rider seemed to be interested in me when he went past.

In our never-ending quest to find great rides, I stumbled across a link to a round the world bike trip and instead of brand new purpose-built BMW adventure tourers……These guys decided to take on the globe with 70-year-old Danish Nimbus motorcycles, and set off from Norway to go “The Dumb Way Round”.

Other great rides can be found closer to home, and Iron Chef’s “Motorcycle Paradise” blog is filled with fantastic ride info about roads in South East QLD and Northern NSW.  IC’s weapon of choice to tackle the open road is a Buell XB12R, and its a nice looking and great performing bike.   The photos on his blog are great and the stories about the rides and the roads are well documented (including maps).  Go check it out!

In an attempt to generate more views on the blog this week I considered posting a pic of Denise Milani as this week’s Pillion Passenger of the Week, but considering the fact that pics of this Czech model aren’t normally the kind I post, I’ve chosen someone else.   This week’s winner is an American race car driver and environmental activist.

She drives in the development league of NASCAR and the Firestone Indy Lights championship.  Born and raised in Minnesota, she has a degree in Biology in currently resides in North Carolina.

Upon graduation from college, she headed to Hollywood and landed jobs as a stand-in for Catherine Zeta-Jones in Traffic and America’s Sweethearts, and also as Kelly Hu’s stunt double in The Scorpion King.

As part of her environmental work, she went to Norway in 2009 to participate in the zero emission Viking Rally, driving a hydrogen fuel cell Ford Focus.  She finished the hill-climb in second place, just behind World Rally driver Hennig Solberg. To prove that the emissions from the hydrogen car were harmless, she then drank the water from the exhaust of the vehicle at a Hybrid fuel exhibition.  She is Leilani Munter.

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