Ever seen a gorilla riding a 250cc banana?
Well I have.
Last Saturday we headed off to an event we sponsor called Dust Hustle. It’s the fourth time this event has been put on by Ellaspede, a Brisbane custom motorcycle business.
Dust Hustle is probably the only place you can see unicorns, brides, panda bears and tuxedos racing on dirt tracks for no reason other than to have fun all day riding on dirt tracks, on bikes that were not designed for dirt. There’s no first place, no trophies, no real rules other than to have fun.
According to Ellaspede “Why ride dirt on the woefully inappropriate? Because no good story ever started with …I was riding the perfect bike in excellent conditions.” Dust Hustle.
Here’s a link to the video we did on the day – youtu.be/JnIo4yYpNuE
Black Dog Ride – 19th March 2017
Today saw the 9th Annual Black Dog Ride aimed to raise awareness about depression and suicide prevention. Here on the Gold Coast the weather was not ideal, however it didn’t keep the riders away. With a breakfast starting at 8am, it gave plenty of time for riders to arrive and gather before the 10am kick off.
Leaving from Helensvale, the ride headed up Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road, past the Bearded Dragon, through Canungra and finished up at Country Paradise Parklands where lunch and a car show and shine was waiting. Fortunately the rain stayed away which made it an enjoyable ride.
It was great to see people, riders and non riders, from all walks of life come together for such a worthy and important cause.
If you feel the Black Dog of depression approach know that you have friends who care and don’t be afraid to reach out. You may be surprised that there will always be someone there to help.
For more information on the Black Dog Ride check them out at www.blackdogride.com.au
If you ever feel you need to talk, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or check out www.beyondblue.org.au