The motorcycling in Sydney, though, is all the same. It's the same traffic, stop signs, and cell-phoning drivers as any other major city. As I encourage any motorcyclist to do, I searched desperately for a way to explore on two wheels—Australia's a big place, after all. In my case, I was on a personal vacation for a friend's birthday, with only a couple of days to kill. I convinced her to tag along, but I knew full well that sitting on a motorbike is my idea of good time and not hers.