stories from the road

Travelling with Rooey - the Patron Saint of Grandchildren 

About Me

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My Background

My name is Bill Fischer and gap years weren't invented when I left school, chasing the career was the focus. After spending 30 of those 40 career years riding my bike to work, I've ditched the road bike for an adventure bike. The rest of my life is my Gap Year.

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Who's Rooey

Travelling for the sake of travelling is not my goal, I want my trips to have a purpose. Rooey helps meet that purpose.

1 - To help create awareness for Maddie Riewoldt's Vision. www.mrv.org.au 

2 - To ensure my grandson grows up being a St Kilda fan.

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Books for sale

I write two books after each trip, one is for my grandson and highlights the Amazing Adventures of Rooey. Rooey writes it and appears in every photo and my grandson has to find him. The other book is for grownups and tells the stories of my trips in both script and photos. Both books are for sale and the proceeds are donated to Maddie Riewoldt's Vision.

Click on the 'SHOP' icon at the top of the page to preview and buy books.


The Motleys On Safari

The Motleys is a group of friends who proudly ride BMW adventure bikes. Together we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the BMW Safaris, riding from Windsor to Coffs Harbour over five days. After the Safari three of us stayed on the road for another week-and-a-half, exploring the roads of the Gold Coast hinterland with a local and then taking the 'adventure' route back home to Sydney.

My Kimberley Trip - 2018

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