Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stoner returns to Ducati

Casey Stoner took to the track this morning at Sepang for his first test on the new GP16 machine. He will complete two days of testing today and tomorrow, ahead of the first offical pre-season test, which starts on Monday.

While rumours abound that he will return to MotoGp this year, Casey said he has made no decision as yet.

“Ducati want me to do wildcards and I’ve got options whenever I want, but at this point we have made no decision. I’ll see how the tests go and hopefully I can get some test time on a grippy track that’s race-ready.”

“My main focus is testing and to work on the development programme to get Ducati back to winning races.”

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Aussie Toby Price wins Dakar Rally!

Toby Price has become the first Australian to win any category of the gruelling Dakar Rally, taking out the motorcycle division in this year’s race just three years after a broken neck threatened his future in the sport.

BIKES – OFFICIAL PODIUM
1. Toby Price
2. Stefan Svitko +39’41”
3. Pablo Quintanilla +48’48”

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“I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to think, it hasn’t quite sunk in yet – I’m just stoked to be here to finish and to finish first. Thank you for my family and friends and everyone back home in Australia for their support it has been amazing. I can’t thank the KTM Factory Racing team enough for all their efforts, 2 years ago I never would’ve thought I would be doing this, to finish is a win in itself but to be standing on the Dakar Rally podium is unbelievable” – Toby Price

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Ride for South West Fire Relief

On Sunday 17th January the Motorcycling Community once again showed their support and compassion for those in need. The Ride for South West Fire Relief was organised by Keith from On Two Wheels TV to help the poor buggers doing it tough down South, the people of Yarloop, Waroona and other towns affected by the recent bushfires.

Here’s what Keith had to say after the event:

What can I say, thank you thank you thank you, what a day.
Ok down to business here it is.
$12,315.75
That is the total raised on the day, includes 1000 dollar cheque and cash from Ulysses Joondalup, $250 from a collection tin in spinnakers in Mandurah.
A big thank you goes out to the following:
Sunbreakers restaurant in Mandurah, Gayle ,Don and all their staff.
Mean Machines Morley.
Kerri from Laubman and Pank in Warwick.
The Military Brotherhood.
Ulysses WA.
Rogue Motorcycles.
Everyone who donated goods for the auction.
All the guys and gals helping us out today especially Peter Palfery, the two dan’s and their girlfriends, Richard for driving the camera/auction car.
Finally everyone of you that came and donated money for a great cause, it’s hard to put into words but the site of all those bikes was moving, the motorcycle community is an amazing brother and sisterhood of people brought together by the love of two wheels, oh sorry and three wheels as well.

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The Faceless Man

I just had to share this….it has captivated me from start to finish….
When you see something, you’re drawn to it and you have to have it…

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That was me when I saw The Faceless Man…….the book, not the man I mean.
Attracted to the front, intrigued by the back and having met the man there himself.

When ever I meet the author of the books I buy, I like to have them sign it.
A great reminder that I actually did meet them in person.

…and so he did..
“Stay free and enjoy your travels. All the best Isaac”

To my two wheel friends out there…You will understand.

If you too want to have a great read, then grab a copy of Isaac Oosterloo’s book
The Faceless Man – a tale of self-defining through travel”.

 

In his own words….

“This is a saga of two close friends who let it all go, packed their meagre possession onto two motorbikes and rode across Australia, for the sake of doing so. Along the way they crossed jungles, traversed mountains, fought storms, went hungry, were thirsty, slept wild and yelled their defiant freedom into the face of the sun”

“This is a tale of self-definition through travel and of searching for something that is finally worthy of making a man stop”

I read it in less than a week as I couldn’t put it down and felt like I was on this journey with them all the way and wanted to know what and who they met next. Such a fantastic read!!
Thanks Isaac “I will always stay free and enjoy my travels”

Awesome read! Thank You Thank You Thank you.

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The Faceless Man – a tale of self-definition through travel An Awesome read!

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