My first experience of riding a motorcycle was back in 2013 in Australia. I went there with my boyfriend for 6 months to work on farms and get some cracking sunset photos, of course! I was given the opportunity to learn how to ride a motorbike and use a chainsaw, couldn’t really say no could I!? I will say that farms will either use horses or motorbikes to round up livestock…. bikes are best for farms with large acres as horses will tire eventually. Anyway, I can’t remember what bike it was but you never forget your first time. All I remember was a large grass paddock and barbed wire fence with some aussie behind me trying to tell me how to ride. The feeling was amazing, wind in my hair and a load of engine between my legs – WOW! I think it went well overall and defiantly preferred a bike than a bloody horse (that wouldn’t stop when I asked it to!).
About 1 month after my first time on a motorbike, Adam and I found ourselves on a large 100,000 acre cattle farm in Long reach, Queensland. As I mentioned previously, the weapon of choice to round up livestock is either cattle or motorbikes and this farm had bikes. There was a small fleet of about 8 bikes, a quad and a freaking small airplane!
I used the quad most of the time as was too short for the dirt bike 😦 Most days the bikes would be used to check fences and stock. One day we rode 50 miles across the outback rounding up sheep, great sunshine and dirt tracks. What an experience!