We finally made it to the area we most wanted to spend time, Esperance sand dunes!!

On Thursday we packed up early from a nice comfy sleep in Cam Sinclairs new home, south of Melbourne and headed for a natural terrain freeride session with Sincs and Cheyne Boyd who are practically neighbours in their new estate. A 15 minute drive to the small coastal town of Rye and nothing seemed to indicate a Freeride heaven.

The fourth day was pencilled in to be a work day - Cleaning all of our mud caked bikes, gear, van and trailer at the JDR KTM Racing Factory. And while Schuie did warn me it would be a full day, I didn't believe him until we arrived and started pulling everything out of the trailer to clean! ... Yeah.. everything!

The scenic escape of Bowen's property near Coffs Harbour was ending prematurely when we were told the small town of Ulong has riding conditions that allow Jake to only ride Wednesday and Saturday. So with that, it was time to leave and make our way to Sydney a day early. But not without some dramas to start the day!

Welcome to the first journal entry of the Freeride Road Trip, and as I type, we have just woken up from our first day of driving from Boonah to Coffs Harbour. After a nice and scenic365 kilometres of driving, we met up with Jake Bowen in Coffs and thenventured 'up the hill' to his new compound at Ulong where we would roll out the swags!

Starting today, Schuie and I will be making the most of what Australia has to offer when we begin our Freeride Road Trip around this great country to find the best natural terrain jumps, untouched sand dunes and ride with some of Australia's best FMX stars along the way. And not to mention, while we are riding, you can win prizes!

The newest FreeriderMX magazine is out now and Valyside has gone all out with a double page advertising campaign using a two page sized photo for the ad. Valyside have already expressed they have received quite a lot of positive feedback and flow-on business only 2 weeks since the magazines release.