Our Design Director Neil Davidson has long been harbouring a wish to take –off on a major motorbike trip.
Each time he has seen a documentary about a motorbike trip - or when Race to Dakar is on every year, his resolve to do a big trip has grown even stronger.
Often life gets in the way of making these trips a reality and he drew a line in the sand to create time from August – September 2016 to actually live the dream.
This trip takes in three states and more than 5000km and there are going to be two weeks of driving for hours on the Simpson dessert sand dunes.
Fortunately Neil is travelling with 4WD aficionado and local-Brisbane success story - MAXTRAX owner Brad McCarthy.
MAXTRAX are taking their own fleet of vehicles and are pursuing their own adventure with a film crew on board. They are following in the footsteps of Edward John Eyre.
The timing of their trip and Neil’s desire to take his BMW GSA somewhere remote proved too temping. Neil has lined up another willing travel buddy and fellow motorbike enthusiast Owen Bawden.
At the team briefing session last week the drivers were all starting to question their sanity about taking on ambitious trip, so the message for the two crazy motorcyclists was more or less - good luck!
So the past few weeks has been a logistical sandstorm gathering gear, from the far-flung corners of the earth. Things, like tents and back packs tough enough to withstand the elements and still pack down small enough to a size of a pair of socks.
The preparations are now down to the wire and tomorrow morning the team are heading off at dawn.
Satellite phones permitting keep an eye on this blog page for updates!