A Bump in the Right Direction

In October 2007 I was pulled over on the highway in northern New South Wales Australia to answer my phone and a 18 wheel semi trailer ran into me from behind leaving me with 13 fractured ribs, 6 fractures in my back a lacerated liver, right lung collapsed left partially and a hit on the head, it's what I now call my bump in the right direction. How I ever survived this accident was open to different theories but one thing was for sure it wasnt so I could sit around feeling sorry for myself. Sometimes we have things go agaisnt us in life what ever they are but those are the times you just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, set some positve goals and get about acheiving them. This is just my story.
My adventure started on the 23/1/2011 from Brunswick Heads just north of Byron Bay Australias most easterly point. I wasnt sure where I which way I was going but had decided to toss a coin heads north around Australia tails South. 
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An Around the World Motorcycle Adventure
With Sheldon Thomson
Northern Kenya Marsabit to Moyale Road
1372 days 75 countries 6 continents and counting.                       
Co-founder of Riders for Health MotoGp legend Randy Mamola myself and current MotoGp rider Alvaro Batista meeting in Zambia.
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As of March 2013, I had Eva came and join me on the adventure so now riding two up, I had met Ev from Poland some 7 months earlier in Prague Czech Republic. We did quite a few rides around Europe together and got on so well it was an easy decision to ask her to join me on this adventure, she just simply never complains in any of the conditions I have taken her into, from riding in the German alps in -9 Celsius, flying along at around 200kmh in the south of the Czech Rep to crashing the bike in a snow storm on the highway outside Innsbruck, she is simply and absolute trooper and continues to amaze me with her fearless approach to life, not to mention she puts up with my antics.