Biker Road Tales

Fact & Fiction from the Oz Biker Lifestyle

Yeah, Sure Buddy

Yeah, Sure Buddy

I REALLY enjoyed my time working at Ozbike, the best biker mag in the whole world. In a lot of…
Norton Crash on Eastern Hill

Norton Crash on Eastern Hill

ROARING AROUND on motorbikes, drinking bulk beer, smoking marry-you-warna cigarettes and chasing crazy chicks was I wanted to do in…
Barry Dagman on Evolution

Barry Dagman on Evolution

IF YOU WANT to hear my theory of evolution, I can give it to yers in one word: naggin! “I’m…
Stewy 100 Not Out

Stewy 100 Not Out

I’VE NEVER been to a 100th celebration before, and although this was nominally a celebration of Stewy’s 70th birthday, plus…
Errol the Duck

Errol the Duck

THE STREET I live in was always a ‘dog’ street, rather than a ‘cat’ street. It’s a cul-de-sac, but most…
Dagman’s Diaries: The Foodie

Dagman’s Diaries: The Foodie

WHAT IS it with women? Why can’t they be ordinary? They’re always re-inventing themselves. I couldn’t work out the old…
Falling Down At Tanelorn

Falling Down At Tanelorn

ROCK CONCERTS are great, aren’t they? The bigger the better, I say, and one of the bigger ones I remember…
Bikers Reunion Toowoomba

Bikers Reunion Toowoomba

BACK IN the 1960’s I lived in Toowoomba and my sister and I often made it to the local biker…
Road Tales: Fun On Two Wheels

Road Tales: Fun On Two Wheels

AS A YOUNG fella, ridin’ motorbikes, drinkin’ beer and chasin’ the chicky babes was all I wanted to do; sometimes,…
The Day I Rode A Jap Bike

The Day I Rode A Jap Bike

LOVE POMMIE bikes: Norton and Triumph twins, AJS singles, Manx Nortons, overhead camshaft Matchless and AJS racers, Vincent V-Twins —…
Rumball of the Baileys and the Aquatic Escape

Rumball of the Baileys and the Aquatic Escape

A BLOKE I used to ride with was known as Rumball of the Baileys, a humorous play on the title…
Dagman’s Diaries: Minister fer Roads

Dagman’s Diaries: Minister fer Roads

SO I’M DRIVING down to Geelong and I’m fumin’! “You wait! When I’m Minister fer Roads there’s gunna be some…
Evil Intent at Bathurst Bike Races

Evil Intent at Bathurst Bike Races

I REMEMBER GOING to Bathurst one Easter for the bike races — maybe it was 1978 — and was totally…
The Ultimate Australian Adventure — Part 2

The Ultimate Australian Adventure — Part 2

AFTER CHECKING out the sights of Darwin it was time to leave. On my way to Litchfield National Park, I…
Getting Him Home Safely

Getting Him Home Safely

IT WAS a different time back in the 1970s when only big banks and scientists had computers. Instead of mobile…
The Ultimate Australian Adventure — Part 1

The Ultimate Australian Adventure — Part 1

AFTER WORKING for the same company for a long time, I finally pulled the pin. I thought between jobs I…
Crusty’s Fall From Grace

Crusty’s Fall From Grace

ALTHOUGH THIS series of recollections and yarns is entitled ‘Living in the ’70s,’ the particular incident I’m about to relate…
Roo’s Hawaii Trip Tips

Roo’s Hawaii Trip Tips

MY ANNUAL pilgrimage to the land of Harley-Davidson has been curtailed this year thanks to the GFC! Or no fucking…
Oz Bikers in Bali

Oz Bikers in Bali

I NEVER thought riding a moped could be so much fun. I recently travelled to Bali with Richie, a good…
Weed’s Excellent Prang

Weed’s Excellent Prang

LOOKING BACK on one’s wild days of youth, it’s easy to get caught up in the old Rose Tinted Goggles…
Brand New Army Harleys Still in Crates

Brand New Army Harleys Still in Crates

“YEP — FAIR DINKUM — brand new WLA Harleys; they’re still in their packing crates and cost only $10 bucks…
How Skraps Got Back In The Saddle

How Skraps Got Back In The Saddle

EVERYONE WHO rides has had at least one big, scary prang. Of course, it’s all relative; for some people, a…
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