New Machine of 2020

The year 2020 has been an interesting year with a pandemic that sends people home from an overseas holiday and makes you sit in the naughty corner, although it has been an interesting experience. It also means that I have been able to plan ahead and purchase a new bike. I no longer have the Green Machine as my dad now has that one, but I bought a whole new Spyder that I call ‘The Red Devil’. I got the Can Am Spyder 2020 RT Limited in October and have now owned it for just over a month.

I have been looking at doing road trips with my dad and we both want to do the Great Ocean Road, that is in Victoria / South Australia. Due to 2020 being a mean year to everyone that sort of trip will be for another year. There is also Winton and Longreach for the Qantas museum, Stockman Hall of Fame and dinosaurs, but summer you really do not want to fry your brains. November might not be full summer just yet, but this is Australia.

I am taking a roadtrip into Queensland as I am living on the border and life is getting back to normal, so want to get away before Christmas as I work in retail and need the rest to recharge. The journey is along the coast, so might not get too hot. The bike however comes with a comfy seat (try Monty Python, ‘Not the comfy seat!’), heated seats and handlebars, FM radio that I can tune 10 stations in, cruise control and a few others. Should be a productive holiday to learn more about the new machine and how it handles on longer trips away.

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