Stick Riders by Michael Vorhis
Approx. 5,530 words.
Published on September 12, 2011.
[Short Story] A larger-than-brains tale of rugged high adventure that lionizes two swashbuckling young explorers--tougher than biker gangers, more clever than sixty two percent of marsupials--as they straddle the unlikeliest of manly machines through the dry and deadly Australian Red Centre. A tale of men whose keen wits miss naught...and with glory.