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Break for the Border: The Collection Road Rider: Serious Adventures 2015

Australian Road Rider presents its very own mini-series: Break for the Border. In this collection, you’ll find the best road trip adventures from across the world and back; we give you the inside line to making your adventure as easy and enjoyable as possible. From first motorcycle touring trips along the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians to serious journeys not for the fainthearted as we capture an incredible 105-day expedition across 15+ countries! Don’t miss out on this exciting collection.

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serious adventures

“If you say ‘I strangled Alice’ fast enough that’s how you pronounce the name of this town, spelt Ystradgynlais,” explained Dakar legend Simon Pavey. We had gathered in Wales, UK, at the world-renowned Off Road Skills rider-training centre to participate in a course Simon designed especially for the upcoming Road of Bones expedition that 13 riders and one co-rider were about to embark on. After two years of planning we were about to depart on the 105-day expedition from the UK to France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Russia. Soon after our riding and pronunciation lessons, we kicked off the massive ride at London’s legendary bike hangout, the Ace Cafe, before crossing the tunnel into Europe. We made quick time across Europe, riding…

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the survival triangle

Ten years ago while working as a journalist in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, I bought my first motorbike — an old Suzuki SX 150 trailbike — for commuting around town. Shortly after I found myself taking off on weekend adventures along the coast and into the mountains. While I no longer live in Asia, I go back there to ride two or three times a year. I’ve had a few close calls and come off once or twice, but never have I broken a bone or written off a bike. I credit my track record to “the survival triangle” — a code for safe and successful adventure riding based around three key elements: comfort, navigation and dealing with obstacles. It isn’t a failsafe system, nor is it all-encompassing. But…