February 2, 2010
Stars of the racing world including GP legend Loris Capirossi turned out at the Ramada Hotel to celebrate the best in Irish road racing and the boys were there to show off their liveried Triumph and publicise their upcoming adventure.
The bike got its fair share of attention, with many of the racers joking about being jealous and wanting to know if they could come along for the ride.
It’s hoped Geoff and Colin will able to meet up with Irish riders Eugene Laverty and Johnathan Rea.
Eugene was named Adelaide Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for the first time at the Adelaide awards.
The top riders will be taking a break in Australia after racing at Phillip Island at the end of February, before they head off for the next round of the World Supersport Championship and may even join the boys for a few miles.
January 5, 2010
Our new mate John at Wicked Campers –www.wickedcampers.com.au is supplying a pimped up Camper to use as our film crew vehicle for the whole trip around Australia – how cool is that. We first spotted these four wheeled wonders last year – each of them is themed and painted up with inappropriate quotes written all over them. We had the pleassure of seeing the Wicked Camper dedicated to Chuck Norris with the immortal quote – ‘There is no theory of evolution – Just a list of creatures Chick Norris has allowed to live’ – parked outside Steve Irwin’s Zoo funny enough. John has promised to paint one up real special for us – we can’t wait to see what Wicked Campers comes up with. We hear you get your first days rental free if you turn up naked to collect the wagon. We may spare you that in the video updates from Oz.
January 5, 2010
Dring dring! It’s Nichola, the dazzling head of marketing at Adelaide Insurance, on the phone with the thrilling news that the helmets from Schuberth and the motorcycle clothing from Triumph have arrived at their office.Tell her to make sure Sam Geddis, the MD of Adelaide who’s joining us for the first two weeks of the trip, doesn’t wander around the office wearing his helmet and frightening the staff, and she says it’s too late.Half an hour later, Colin and I are in Sam’s office trying on all the gear and feeling like boys who’ve got a new Action Man outfit for Christmas.Except this time we’re the Action Men. I think.Anyway, it’s all superb, especially the helmets, which are incredibly comfortable and quiet. I said THEY’RE REALLY QUIET! What? Hello?