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LIVING THE DREAM

I’ve had to Google some of the places you been lately because I’d never even heard of them.

I’m there and I still don’t know where I am (laughs).

At some of the places you sit back and think, wow did I really ride through all that today? It’s not accessible by a normal car and not too many people in the world have even explored that part I’ve just been through.

That’s the biggest thing you gotta look forward to and that keeps the drive and the energy flowing for all that travel.

I’ve probably got a five- to eight-year window of doing this flat-out and then I’ve got plenty of time to relax and retire and chill and drink beers.

“AT SOME OF THE PLACES YOU SIT BACK AND THINK, WOW DID I REALLY RIDE THROUGH ALL THAT TODAY?”

You’re going to need sponsorship from Nurofen by then.

Yeah I’m going to need some big sponsors on that side of things with the pain I’m gonna endure when I’m retired (laughs). But that’s the way it is and it’s all good.

Do you get sick of the constant travel?

To a point yeah I do. But at the end of the day it’s not going to last forever so the way I look at it is take the chance while you can. I get to enjoy racing the motorcycle which I love to do; I get paid to do it and get to see the world. Sitting on a plane for 22 hours to go to Europe is an absolute headache but at the end of the day you gotta deal with.

Are there any places you’ve ridden through that especially blew you away and stick in your mind?

Through the whole rally (Dakar), it’s virtually like that, unless

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