|Heading south in convoy, more than 30 bikes|
It was even more heartening to see even more bikes parked outside Perth council house when we arrived there.
|Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi with letter from Scottish Provost|
This was overwhelming and I was unsure how to deal with it really, but there I was, some ordinary bloke on a bike arriving home having ridden 28,800km from Perth to Perth.
No big deal surely, but this event today was a big deal. It was magic, everyone was wonderful and I felt really special, welcomed by friends and family who braved the heat of the day to meet me.
So that's it. The END.
The end of this amazing adventure. I'm happy to be able to complete what I started out to do but sad at the same time. Will I ever be so lucky to do something like this again? I hope so.
The last few months have been an amazing whirlwind of ups and downs, mostly ups. My trusty bike has a place in my heart, not like a person, its a machine, but I cant help but feel some affection for this amazing bike that has transported me across the world. Its a motorcycle, one of many similar on the road everyday but this one is special.Its witnessed all of my moods, from good to bad, it's accompanied me over potholes and gravel saved me when other vehicles were trying to kill us both, carried me through torrential rain without a hiccup taken me through horrendous heat and cold, kept me alive and given me a life at the same time. How can I not feel some affection or connection with my close companion that is a motorbike after all. I now have to send it back to UK and I now know I should now sell it for something new but that will be very hard to do.
|My Dad and me. February 2012|
Sad to see the end, now it's back to work and routine. I need to recover so much money now. Yes it's rather expensive but I wouldn't change that for the world, worth every penny. So if you are thinking of doing something similar, stop thinking about about it and just do it before you can't. Life is short.
So what now?
Did you know there is a Perth in Tasmania?
|Fancy that! A Tiger in Tasmania. In Perth as well :)|