To be read in conjunction with Huzo’s trip report
Joined Huzo and Ian on their Norges on a trip up the centre of Australia
I only was able to get enough time off to get to Alice Springs.
On the second morning we were just settling into the ride up the Stuart Highway Huzo was following unfortunately he did not have his GoPro
Crossing Lake Hart, Huzo roared passed me and frantically waved me to stop. He had seen an enormous blue flame from the exhaust side of the bike and had deduced that my engine had kacked it.
What had happened is at the last minute before leaving I had put a 10yo single malt into a small and large 500ml hip flask, as you do.
The small flask had gone into the tank bag, the large “reserve” flask I had stuffed into the pocket above the exhaust. I checked to see there was enough clearance.
I deduced that the flask had fallen over and settled. I suspect it had leaked and as it heated up it reached flash point and the explosion was what Huzo saw.
Nylon toiletries bag completely melted and the only way you could recognise the plastic glob as my toothbrush was by the few bristles left.
The things you do🤪[emoji41]
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