I’ll be attending all three Congregations this year!

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Updated: September 1, 2017

Dead-set champion and all-around top bloke Ed Brown has the made the big commitment: “I will be attending all three events this year, and have sent registration emails to all three hosts,” said Ed in an email.

Adventure Rider Magazine first met Ed way back in 2015 when he picked up his shiny, sparkling KLR.

Adventure Rider Magazine‘s ed tagged up with Ed for a while to enjoy a little sightseeing and a coffee or two.

After that Ed’s been to a couple of Congregations and logged some serious distance on the Kawasaki always turning up with a beaming smile and a happy outlook.

And now this.

Even for Ed, a lover of long-distance riding, this will be a biggee. Three Congregations in row, including a blast from one side of the country to the other to make the first-ever western event. Adventure Rider Magazine’s staff can’t equal that.

“My schedules are a bit tight,” said the always-smiling Ed.

“I’ll be riding an all-tar loop from Sydney starting on Friday night, stopping at Bulahdelah for a sleep. Saturday morning I’m heading up the Oxley and Thunderbolts Way to Tingah and arrive at the farm about lunchtime.

“Sunday I’m riding straight back to Sydney through Tingah, then down Thunderbolts and the New England and Putty Road.

“For the western Congregation I’ll be leaving Sydney and doing some sightseeing along the way, including Geraldton. Then afterwards, a few more days of sights and an IBA SS2000k from Ceduna to home to finish off the trip.”

Now that’s a hell of ride.

But Ed had more…

“South: I’m again doing a tar loop, leaving Sydney on Friday night and sleeping somewhere near Canberra. Saturday I’ll ride through Bombala, Canne River and Bairnesdale to arrive about lunch time.

“Sunday ride back through Bairnsdale then over Mt Hotham to Wodonga and the Hume Highway to home.”

Ed isn’t going to ask his trusty KLR to cover these distances and we knew he had a Victory V-twin, but in this case it’s looking like a Yamaha FJR1300, so that should shorten things up nicely.

Still we’re green with envy and filled with admiration.

Can anyone match Ed’s effort?

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