Help me get to New Zealand / Australia !!
Hello, I've been reading all the helpful replies to jophiel and his plans to travel to New Zealand (/ Australia) for the meeting and I would like to join you guys!
I'm turning 42 in February, bought a 2002 Suzuki DR650 last April, (so I'm relatively new at motorcycling, but am in good shape and have experience cycling long distances by mountain bike...) and am just beginning to plan an extended trip and since it's winter here in Canada, your meeting in New Zealand sounds perfect!
However, I have a feeling I'm going to need some help buying a bike down under and am extremely enthused by the quantity of bikes listed on trademe.co.nz !! I noticed not many of the bikes posted have back racks attached, would getting a bike rack added be a problem?
Unlike Jophiel, I'm not on a shoe-string budget, yet would like to keep my costs down as I'd like to stay as long as possible... (mid Jan - April/May) and hopefully have an authentic adventurous experience.
In Canada we have "graduated licensing", I have what we refer to as an 'M2' license. (One holds this for 18 months before taking an 'exit' exam to obtain a 'full' M license.) Any idea if this this going to be a problem for me?
Any specific advice for lone
female riders in New Zealand / Australia?