Old Man's Gap Year
Follow me on my ride!
Motorbike around Australia is this years Old Mans Gap Year adventure for 2018.
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This is one Baby Boomers adventure as he “jumped off the cliff of normalcy” to pursue his bucket list now while still physically active and mentally able. Chapee quit the security of his job, rented out his home and actioned his goal to ride around Australia on his 2006 Harley Softail Deluxe (aptly named Bluey) heading North from the Sunshine Coast on July 09th.
Not content to just set off and put his mind on cruise control Chapee wanted to put some purpose to his adventure to keep himself active and alert. He figured he was effectively homeless for at least the next 6 to 8 months as he drifted from place to place camping out in his tent. That struck a nerve and he dug deeper into the plight of Australia’s Homeless unearthing some startling facts. For example, did you know that the fastest growing demographic for homelessness is women aged 55 plus! Up 52% from 2011 to 2016. On any given night it is estimated that some 105,000 Australians are homeless with the growth most noticeable in rural Australia. Exactly where Chapee was headed. It was time to give back and so begun a search for a suitable Charity Chapee could align with, enter STREETSMART (see link below) who is a registered not for profit charity doing great work for the Homeless by sewing back donations to local organisations in the area closest to where each donation originates from. Perfect fit for what Chapee was looking for. Chapee was now on a mission.
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So, climb aboard Bluey as the virtual pillion passenger on this years Old Mans Gap Year Around Australia and enjoy the ride and help Chapee raise awareness for the Streetsmart Charity taking Action against Homelessness in Australia.
Love the Ride of your life every day, keep your knees in the breeze & your eyes on the horizon . Chapee.
Chapee & Bluey, ready to ride!
CHARITY RIDE raises over $500
Thank You to all that attended, from Chapee
Now in Airlie Beach. Local paper in the Whitsundays is running an article to help raise awareness of Homelessness in Australia and to promote my ride. Thank You for their support.
Bluey – 2006 Harley Softail Deluxe