Black Dog Ride Top End 2018

By Green Apples

Claire had the idea of joining this great cause to get the word out there and thought "Hey Dad, this would be a great once in a life time experience, we should do it together…. "

 Dad loved the idea of the adventure together and quickly jumped on board. The details of the distance and what was involved was given after his acceptance and I doubt he would have been as eager if he had known! But as always a man true to his word in his "go hard or go home" method set up to make sure this was something the father-daughter duo would surely never forget. 

Mental health and suicide is a subject close to home for Claire and after knowing at least half a dozen people in the last 18 months who had taken their own life or a direct family member of someone who had, she felt something more needed to be done. If that was a girl hopping on her motorbike to ride 4,500km to start a conversation then that's what she was going to do.

 Working in the agriculture industry and knowing people living in some of the remote parts of our state the pressure for them to just survive on the land takes an enormous toll on your health and relationships. Rather than the typical "Man up and get on with it" or "Shut up and just carry on" attitude some people have, it’s nice to think you can have someone to talk to if you are struggling. It also seems Aussies have the standard response when seeing someone of asking "How's it going?" but should someone ever answer truthfully if they are having a rough time it would be a shock because they might not be able to handle the honest truth. 

I believe that people needing to ask for help is only half the problem, take the time to look out for your friends and family, notice a change and ask them how they are REALLY going. You might find that one phone call or a cup of coffee and a chat could make all the difference to someone struggling. 

Please give any dollars you can spare to this very worthy cause and wish us luck !!

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A great cause and well done!
Traverse Technologies 2018-08-29 17:47:57
Hi Paul, What a great ride for a great cause! Hope it all went really well. All the best to you and Claire.
Carolyn Loton 2018-08-28 11:17:57
From everyone at SRX Global Melbourne
Jill Appleby 2018-08-22 15:14:56
Well done Paul.... good luck and enjoy the time with your daughter.
Craig Arnold 2018-08-21 21:31:38
Well done, you two ... Now all you have to do is ride back!!
Rob Appleby 2018-08-18 21:00:27
Well earned bar snacks and beers.
Leigh Gilbert 2018-08-18 10:08:28
Because u are doing such a good job
Craig Witherby 2018-08-13 18:53:08
You are doing a great job for a great cause Love Mum Nana
Margaret Appleby 2018-08-12 20:25:56
Linda Wright 2018-08-11 20:41:28
Nice work guys you look like you 're livin ' the dream!
Helen Harlow 2018-08-11 18:22:53
Go Go Green Apples! Great team on a grand right for a good cause.
Alfie Castillo 2018-08-11 11:47:16
Hi Paul Hope you both have a great time whilst raising money for such a great cause!
Elizabeth Worrall 2018-08-10 16:35:03
Best wishes, stay safe and come home safely from Landmark SouthWest
Anonymous 2018-08-07 15:38:44
Best of luck Paul Claire enjoy the ride!
David Williams 2018-08-05 20:55:10
Kenny Taylor 2018-07-29 12:26:24
Paul and Claire, have a safe trip! Watch out for wildlife. Charlie.
Charlie Twe 2018-07-22 23:11:08
Hi Paul and Claire. All the best and safe driving. Over 4500k journey is incredible. Paul, I think you will need to pack your seat with some extra cushion! Happy trails.
Nick Nikolopoulos 2018-07-21 11:12:19
Hey Paul and Claire..... Best of luck to you both, Love the La Peyres
Julia La Peyre 2018-07-19 22:29:07
Enjoy the ride and countryside! A beautiful part of the world and a noble cause.
Scott Gemmell 2018-07-18 20:26:08
Hi Paul, I wish you and Claire all the best for the ride! Look forward to hearing about it once you are back. Matt
Matt Wild 2018-07-18 14:23:58
All the best guys ... a great cause.
Craig Witherby 2018-07-17 08:35:04
Good luck and please ensure you come back!
Michael Rose 2018-07-15 17:46:22
ric wimmer 2018-07-15 14:57:09
Good luck, Guys!!!
Maya Pranoto 2018-07-13 18:48:45
Good Luck Claire!
Lisa Ray 2018-07-13 14:51:10
All the best and stay safe
John Joseph 2018-07-13 14:37:52
Enjoy Your Ride and Have a Safe Trip..... From CPO Team Penang
CPO Team Penang 2018-07-09 13:03:18
Have fun, take care.
Graeme Scott 2018-07-08 22:18:58
Good on you Paul!!! happy riding!! Chase that Black Dog!
Liz Calabria 2018-07-06 14:23:17
Let the wind through your hair
Shannon Bernasconi 2018-07-05 18:44:23
SRXGlobal 2018-07-05 14:43:08
Good luck Paul
Cameron Blanks 2018-07-05 04:49:56
What a challenge you have set yourselves for a great cause. Have no doubt you, Claire and your fantastic Dad will smash it glad it is on motor bikes not push bikes . Have a great time and take care. Karen passing it on
Karen Skelton 2018-07-05 02:30:00
Y 'All stay safe now ya hear Good luck and enjoy! Cheers John F.
Anonymous 2018-07-04 13:22:46
With admiration and best wishes Love Ginny xxxx
Virginia Walker 2018-07-04 11:52:31
Good Luck Paul Claire.Have a safe journey. Varsha F
varsha fernandes 2018-07-04 09:48:16
Great Cause, Plus Dad and Daughter time Perfect. Sherlock.
Donna Pullen 2018-07-04 09:44:34
To you boss, your little girl and Black Dog Ride Have a great adventure and enjoy every minute, life is so beautiful, especially when you are sharing moments with your loved ones . All the very best !! M.R
Anonymous 2018-07-04 09:10:07
Go Green Apples Go!!
blackdogride 2018-07-04 03:48:05
Inspirational stuff! Great cause best of luck to both of you
Mick Kew 2018-07-03 20:30:00
Have a safe and blessed journey Claire and Paul
Javier C. 2018-07-03 20:03:31
Can 't wait to follow your journey x
Cailin Lilley 2018-07-03 18:14:01
Great job guys!
Luke Docker 2018-07-02 20:20:14
Don 't run out of petrol
Leigh Gilbert 2018-07-02 20:05:29
Enjoy the ride!
Anthony Lewis 2018-07-02 19:59:06
Ride on!
Jamie Abbs 2018-06-30 15:55:57
For everything you do for us, wishing you and your dad all the luck!
Anonymous 2018-06-30 15:51:36
Have a safe and pleasant ride!
Jade Sim 2018-06-29 18:49:16
Great Daughter ..Great Dad supporting...surely can make it. Enjoy !!
Elton Wong 2018-06-29 13:11:08
Good Cause and Great time to bond... Have Fun!
Victor Tan 2018-06-29 12:03:15
You got this
Elisa Green 2018-06-28 21:14:45
Have fun you two! What a great journey to share with your Dad Daughter and for a great cause X
Sue Hawker 2018-06-28 21:13:38
It s a such a worthwhile cause Paul Claire. Good on you both. Happy riding!!
Susie Walker 2018-06-28 21:12:37
I hope you have a comfy seat on that hog!
John Richards 2018-06-28 09:14:00
Gulp !
Anonymous 2018-06-27 15:05:08
Such a great cause Good Luck to you both Grandma Grandad
Anonymous 2018-06-10 04:30:44
Best of luck on your journey, all the best from Landmark
Landmark Operations 2018-05-31 10:04:11
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