Just to clarify, The Lunatic Run is not a charity event raising money for mental illness. The inspiration behind the name is the Lunatic Hotel located in the tiny hamlet of Drake in the hills of far north New South Wales (FNNSW). This is the ancient and sacred home of hillbilly people, the traditional loaners of the land.
For centuries, Motorcycle riders of the BikeMe tribe have been converging on this powerful place from all corners of Gondwanaland and the hillbillies have been excellent hosts. This year was no different. There were plenty of hills, a few spills and more than a little lunacy.
It was the first time I rode the Gwydir Highway and was very impressed. My mate Lindsay and I had a ball chasing each other up the Gibraltar Range. The video below is unedited footage of Lindsay on his KTM 950SM following me on my Aprilia Tuono 1000R.
I also took some pics