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The Best of the Spyder Ride

My ride lasted six days and I did 1900 kms on the Spyder. It finished on 1st March 2010 with no incidents or damage to the vehicle. A comprehensive review of the machine will be coming up soon along with a couple of magazine articles on the horizon. I suggest you subscribe to the RSS feed of this website to enable you to be informed when these updates come out.

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So here goes, the best of the Spyder ride in pictures:

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Day 5 Feb 28th Armidale to Grafton via Grafton Road

Today was the penultimate day of the ride a fantastic ride on the Spyder. I set out from the lovely town of Armidale towards Grafton via the town of Dorrigo. On the way out of Armidale I came across a Sunday market in the town center. Lots of handicrafts and street performers were there and the whole atmoshere was jolly and →

Day 4: Feb 27th : Taree to Armidale

Today I decided to take one of the pretty and quiet backroads from Taree to Armidale via the Comboyne - Killabakh Road. The road was very pretty, narrow and felt like riding through a Jurassic park. The foilage was dense, the trees were high and I could hear wierd forest sounds all around. I last felt this close to nature →

Day 3: Feb 26th : Gloucester – Stroud – Forster – Taree

From Gloucester it was further south towards Raymonds Terrace. The Spyder was performing well. I now had 700kms of riding experience on it and I felt confident in handling any situation thrown at me on the road except for oil spills, logs falling off trucks and meteors falling from the sky. I remarked earlier that one had to forget what he →

Day 2 :25th Feb : Tentefield – Glenn Innes – Armidale – Uralla – Walcha – Gloucester

I had a nice surprise in the morning, I could see blue patches in the sky and sunlight was actually able to make to the ground! Looked like it will be a good day for photos and a ride. I head out from the Tally Ho Motor Inn (79 AUD for one night ensuite with breakfast in the morning) in →

Day 1: 24th Feb 2010 : Gold Coast – Tenterfield

I landed at the Coolangatta airport (Gold Coast) and Todd Webster from Spyder Ryder was already there to pick me up. After a drive of 15 odd minutes I was staring in awe at a garage which had not one, but TWO Spyders restuing like a giant creature waiting to be woken from sleep. My first reaction was, woah, this →

So what is this, thing?

Ever since the first photos of the Spyder made its way on to thousands of hard core motorcyclists' screens in Dec 2006, it has been an epicenter of many discussions deciding if it could satiate the needs of a true blue two-wheeler motorcyclist. The only three wheelers I have been in are the Bajaj auto rickshaws that run amock and aplenty →