Once this article hits the street the Pack Track will be in Dallas and gearing up for the journey ahead. The last couple of weeks have been hectic to say the least; finishing up our jobs, packing up our home, getting the all clear for Skyla to fly, purchasing our bikes from the other side of the world (2006 F650GS and 2012 G650GS see photos) and figuring out vehicle registration overseas. But now as we look back at our extensive to do list with ticks, crosses, double ticks and strikethroughs everything seems to be coming together. On the flip side we are only just realising the mamoth task we are about to undertake, and knowing the amount of preparation and work that has been done to date and that we haven't even started yet, we wonder what have we go ourselves in for jumping in to the deep end has not failed us in the past so hopefully our good fortune continues. So this month we promised a little more about us, having covered Skyla quite well in the last issue. There isn't too much to us really, a regular couple from Sydney's Northern Beaches who love motorcycles and animals (especially Skyla) and have a reasonable sense of adventure. Our love for animals extends beyond the family pet. We believe in the ethical treatment of all animals and strongly support the work of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). We have taken the opportunity to promote and fund-raise for WSPA through The Pack Track. Last Monday, 24 Feb 2014, the three of us were invited to the WSPA office in St Leonards to have a chat about our trip and record and interview. This will be available on both the WSPA and The Pack Track facebook pages. It is an amazing feeling to work collaboratively with other people and organisations who share similar passions and have made it their life work to make a difference.
Some Facts and Figures About Stu and Janell
Stu is 33 year olds and has finished a 12 year stint in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). He looks exactly the same as when he joined and was recently nicknamed Peter Pan. Stu studied electrical engineering and has put together all the communication and IT aspects of the trip including the website and social media sites. We know who to blame when it all goes to shit!!! Janell is 28 years old (well done Stu) and resigned from a great job working at Pittwater Council to embark on this trip. She is a civil engineer but specialises in politely bossing people around. All of her tasks in preparation for this trip somehow managed to be completed by Stu: a credit to her powers of delegation and persuasion.
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