21 March 2009

Day -1 - Charlton to Ouyen

Background reading for non-motorcyclists: most motorcycles don't have fuel gauges. They have a reserve switch, when they get low, you switch the switch and then you know its time to get fuel soon. When you fill up, it is vitally important to switch off reserve again.

I was travelling along about 35 km from Ouyen when I though "hmmm bike is running a bit oddly, must be time to go onto reserve." I switched the switch, nothing happened. Turned out I had been running on reserve for about the last two tanks of fuel. Oops. So Neil now needs a present and some sort of reward for syphoning fuel from his bike into mine.

Lesson for today: my bike uses a shit load more fuel than usual when travelling a 120 km/hr

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