Do you like your coffee stale or full of flavour?

Do you like your coffee stale or full of flavour?

Frankie here. As I sit on a near empty plane, on route to Ireland.

 

Man in front of me snoring his dreams away.

My feet kicked up and eyes dazing after popping a sleeping pill for my 15 hour flight.

In my element really, (exclude the snoring part).

 

I am excited for the unknown.

The anticipation of months of planning for our first tour in Ireland.

The stories that are yet to be made.

The land where my mother and ancestors frolicked.

A place close to my heart.

 

As Matt said, when you’ve broken free of your normality,

of your routine, the colours of life start to appear again.

Filling in the blanks of that black and white lens.

Transit becomes a place to reflect.

Big visions appear and so do the wacky ones. You feel so Inspired that you become a 17th century philosopher. (Well you think you have)

 

And here we are, you folks are the lucky readers.

 

And here I am.

 

Listening to a podcast on the story of Starbucks.

“Pour your heart into it”

Not just into a cup of coffee

Into a place of passion

However that looks for you.

 

I know what you’re thinking, Starbucks is now a huge chain.

But the backstory is kind of inspiring.

Hear me out.

 

In the 1960s, the coffee market trend was growing in the states.

In the shadows the 3 creators of Starbucks would spend all of their time working,

researching new formulas

scoping out exotic beans

making mistakes

and

learning from those mistakes

 

Why you ask?

Because they poured their heart into it.

Not knowing the outcome.

But taking a risk.

 

Meanwhile large coffee brands were competing on prices with each other. The big dogs focused more on how to cut cost.

So, they added cheaper beans to their blends.

Sacrificing flavour.

Sacrificing quality.

Sacrificing their story.

 

Year after year, the quality of shelf coffee got stale. Even though their advertised campaign fooled everyone for their great taste.

They didn’t fool the masterminds of starbucks, who were determined to open their first coffee store in Seattle. To supply quality coffee. Even if it appeared only to a tiny notch of gourmet coffee lovers.

 

We all know how the story of Starbucks went after that…

Yet the point is, in the beginning it was driven by passion.

Not because they were hungry for high quantity + low quality  = more $$$

But they were passionate creatives who followed their calling.

Entrepreneurs who caught onto the fact that humans deserve to treat themselves to the acquired tastes of life. And fucking enjoy it! Don’t just use coffee to drag your body through life, to that job you hate, to get through the daily grinds… stop, taste the aromas and just, enjoy.

It reminds me a little of a tour company I know….

At this point you’re probably thinking, WTF?! Has Nevermind launched a coffee company? Nah, but who’s to tell us no? Matt’s already brewing beer … 🤔

Nevermind Adventure, we are a team of real people… creatives, explorers, story tellers, a trail builder, an enviro scientist, musicians, micro brewer, motorbike enthusiasts and self proclaimed professional dancers.

We’re a bit rough around the edges.

But we are a collective mix of souls who have lived a thousand lives. Maybe even past lives together? And I believe that you, are meant to be reading this. Because you are apart of the Nevermind story as much as we are.

Those thousand lives brought us together with the knowledge, passion and vision to share with YOU a life changing motorcycle adventure. Because you deserve it.

Who know’s what the future holds for Nevermind Adventure?

One thing we do know, is that our adventures will never be stale. They will always be full of flavour.

Over to you, are you ready to taste the full flavours of life?

See you on the road

Frankie ✌️

#nevermindadventure

www.nevermindadventuretours.com.au

Book your Ireland Motorcycle Tour for 2025 with Nevermind Adventure


The Storm Will Pass. 

There is tension out there. I can’t quite describe it, but people are anxious. Distracted, overwhelmed, even angry. And I am trying to understand and help where I can. I made quite a few phone calls to people today and have done it regularly over the past few weeks. People who had enquired about motorcycle tours. Generally, people are quite happy to talk bikes and travel, share some stories from the road and hear about what we have going on. Today I was interrupting people, wasting their time even. Nobody wanted to talk about anything and most, as far as I could tell, just wanted to get off the phone.  

Maybe we are wasting our time with these stupid old school motorbike tours. Nobody seems interested, everybody has far more important stuff going on. The new pool going in, just bought a Harley, marriage on the rocks. That kind of stuff. Maybe next year or the year after was the theme of the day. 

I have doubts, fears, just like everyone else. Perhaps the world just does not want what we have to offer. And that is ok. But I cannot help but feel that what we have to offer is actually, at least in part, a solution.  

An experience. Out of comfort zones, an awakening. Simple life on the road and away from all this bullshit. Unplugging from the machine for a short amount of time. Riding and laughing and riding some more. 

And that takes me to the core of this blog. What is it that we are doing. Yes, there are bikes, travel, people, roads, countries and food. But there is something more with Nevermind. There’s a rawness, a realness, authenticity, a spontaneity. Something that I can’t seem to communicate until I actually get people onto a tour.  

Like the time we pulled up in far northern Vietnam, near the China border in the middle of nowhere. A random dude is sitting there in the jungle on a speaker. Turns out it was a karaoke speaker. The party started and soon it was singing and dancing in the jungle and the local villagers all coming out to join in with these crazy but fun westerners. These hundreds of stories like this. The camel safari, the great monkey rebellion of 2015, the wild leopard attack. The cops mistaking us for CIA agents and thinking our guitar case held a machine gun.

It goes back to my roots. Anarchist roots of being a rebellious teenager that never grew up. Not accepting the status quo. Believing rules are open to interpretation, optional, and if the rules are bullshit, to not play that game. This gives us freedom. This keeps us young. This makes us feel alive. I have played societies and games, it always felt fake. Get a job, get a mortgage, get another mortgage, amass assets and property and wealth, retire and enjoy life. If you have not worked out that one yet we need to talk. The game is rigged so you can’t get ahead and once you retire it is too late and it is never enough anyway.  

So, I started Nevermind. For people that feel the same or at least feeling that something just is not quite right. People searching for a purpose in the world. And motorcycles have always been the catalyst. And for a time, there was demand. People wanted to experience this freedom. 

And time and time again. Every ride every tour I have seen wasting people come alive. I can see the life force returning to them. I can see the energy, the smiles, I see the smile become a laugh then something hysterical. I see the years of toil fall away.

But the world seems to be in a rut, distracted by so much noise. Perhaps people are losing hope. Our phones, social media and the internet hold our attention and dictate to us. Are we losing the ability, the will, to think for ourselves.  

I remember riding bikes with my mates. Illegally and carefree as a young teenager.  Not hurting anyone, just riding our bikes. Listening to cool music and discovering the world together. This is the experience I aim to replicate. It’s mischievous and free, liberating. And it creates stories that we will share and laugh about forever. 

And it reboots us. Reconnects us with our inner teenager. It makes us rebellious. I’ve seen 70-year-old blokes party like 20 years olds after a full day riding the Himalayas. I’ve seen 20-year-olds sit at the bar in awe of life’s beauty after a wild day riding Sri Lanka. 

Perhaps I am delusional, but I feel we are waking people up to the beauty of life. I feel a calling. The beauty of reconnecting with each other and strangers. The beauty of exploration and discovery. Perhaps I am a hopeless romantic with big dreams but I have seen this hundreds of times. I am not ready to give up on you yet.  

Book the trip. Take the ride. Live the dream. Are you ready? 

And don’t forget to lick ya balls 

You know where to find us. 

Matt 

Matt@nevermindadventuretours.com.au 

www.nevermindadventuretours.com.au 

8th May 2024 

Nevermind HQ 

Connewarre 

Australia 

+61437848440