Day20: May11: The Chasm

 

I found an expected friend in Alice Springs – Praveen. He hailed from Mumbai and was interested in motorcycles. I least expected to find someone I could match my frequencies to in the middle of the outback. Praveen introduced me to Patrick who was riding a Diavel. What next? A ride of course! Alice Springs in unexpectedly beautiful. Most people would think that a city like Alice Springs in the outback would have nothing. This was far from true. We rode out to a place called Standley Chasm, a sub-hour ride through some beautiful rustic landscapes brought us to this deep spectacular gorge formed by tricking water over thousands of years.

The two beasts with the same heart:

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Standley Chasm:

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You just gotta love that 3/4 rear:

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Patrick tries out the Multistrada for a while:

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Beautiful rustic landscapes

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Patrick follows me on the road to Standley Chasm

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On the left is Praveen, a very warm individual who also became my good friend.

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Yes, we found an old CHAIR besides the highway, this was not setup at all, except moving the chair in the middle of the road!

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In the evening we fed some rock wallabies, seemed cute here but they can be dangerous for motorcyclists on the roads!

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Pravin also took me to this old Saloon cafe which was decorated with great love and thoughtfulness, you would not expect these kind of places in a town like Alice Springs

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