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Published November 21st 2016
Embrace your inner wild child and bring out the leathers
Rev it up, you wild ones, because it's time to don the leathers and hit the wide open roads on the back of a trike. What better way is there to see the views of Sydney Harbour, then to head across the Bridge and back again on the back of a motorcycle? Now, I'm not talking some crazy, thrill-seeking, roaring hoon across the bridge, where you are gripping on wildly for dear life. No. This is the best way to do it. Grab a friend (or your sister as was my case) and book a ride on the back of a trike. This way you are seated safely, buckled in tight and able to share the ride with someone else.
Located centrally at The Rocks, I surprised my sister with this quirky gift and the bonus was I got to go, too! I booked this experience via Red Balloon, hence it was paid for and sorted in advance. You can also check out Easyrider Motorbike tours directly. All I had to do was make my way to the counter clearly signed on the corner of George Street and Hickson Road, where we got ready to embrace our inner bikie chicks (or blokes). You are fitted with a very cool, leather jacket, and an oh so attractive helmet. You must remember to come attired in long pants and enclosed shoes. Think 'Fonzie' and do a lot of cool, slow head shaking, thumbs up and "Eeeeyyyy(s)". The assistant is super friendly and snaps lots of photos for you.
There is a spot to store your bags in the back of the trike and you are able to grip tightly to your phone/camera to record the thrills. Conveniently, there is also a metal bar (which is actually just the back of the driver's seat), which is really handy to hang on to just whilst you find your balance. Obviously, you are travelling within the confines of an inner city speed limit, so it is fun, lighthearted, yet still heart pumping.
We opted for the quick 15 minute trip over the bridge and back, but it was enough for us and was an absolute blast. For $70, the two of us have an incredible memory to share of our time together in Sydney. However, there are loads of other options to take in all the sights of the city and the surrounding suburbs.
An excellent surprise for visiting guests and something I never imagined myself doing. Be sure to check this wild ride out.