Brad + Nikki 02.02.20 – Bondi Beach Harley tour

Bondi Beach Harley tour

Hello!!

I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you! We flew back straight into first week of school chaos! 
We had the BEST time!! The guys were fantastic! Bradley was so happy, he was grinning from ear to ear the whole time! It was so great! Thank you so so much for having us, a little over weight from European cuisine and all! We loved it! Will definitely do a review, no worries. 
Thanks again

Nikki and Brad

The Bondi Beach Harley tour was a surprise from Nikki, for his 40th birthday. They were staying in Sydney to celebrate his birthday and what better way, than on a Harley!

So, our riders Craig and Perry picked them up from their hotel. Firstly they rode through the city to the now posh Woolloomooloo, home to Harry’s Cafe De Wheels and Finger Wharf. This leads through the infamous Kings Cross. It is not nearly as raunchy as it used to be but still worth a look.

Paddington

Next, it was into the lovely suburb of Paddington. There are lots of quaint, old buildings and we agree, it is a lovely, older area of Sydney. This is one of the gateways to the eastern beaches.

Bronte and Tamarama Beaches

Next, they continued south past the lovely but not as famous as Bondi, Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach.

Bondi Beach

They stopped at the famous Bondi Beach, when in Sydney it is one of the places you should visit. The beach is seriously nice (but not our favourite) and we usually stop near the lifeguard station, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue”. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.

posh eastern suburbs

Riding back around the posh eastern suburbs of the inner harbour is always nice. Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay follow Sydney Harbour coastline.

However, time was almost up so they rode through the city and back to their hotel. In conclusion, the Bondi Beach Harley tour was a huge surprise and a great success. A birthday Brad will never forget!
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Bondi Beach has a few different hazard ratings therefore, be careful if swimming there. While the northern end has been rated a gentle 4 (with 10 as the most hazardous), the southern side is rated as a 7 due to a famous rip current known as the “Backpackers’ Rip” because of its proximity to the bus stop, the fact that many backpackers and tourists do not realise that the flat, smooth water is a rip, and quite dangerous, and the unwillingness of tourists to walk the length of the beach to safer swimming. The south end of the beach is generally reserved for surfboard riding. Yellow and red flags define safe swimming areas, and visitors are advised to swim between them.

Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney

Caroline + Elizabeth 14.01.20 – Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney!

Most noteworthy, the Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney! was a huge success.
“My sister and I had an wonderful trip with these gentlemen. They took us over three bridges and around the north shore and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We forgot to take cameras so Phil kindly took photos for us. They gave us a running commentary of all the areas we passed through. The pick up and drop off was spot on, we had no difficulty finding them to start with”.
Elizabeth

What a lovely testimonial! So, we thought it worthwhile to write about their ride:

Friends on holidays from Scotland, are visiting relatives who are living ‘down under’. The Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney was chosen because it shows a different side to Sydney. Areas most visitors don’t see.

Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

Our Harley riders, Jungle and Phil, picked Caroline and Elizabeth up from Circular Quay. We always send a map showing where to meet. Firstly, they rode through the city and over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.

Kirribilli

Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.

After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.

The Kirribilli Loop

They rode under the north side of the bridge and continued on their tour. The underside of the northern end of the SHB – Sydney Harbour Bridge – is very interesting.

The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. Riding on, they rode back over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek, likewise, it has nice views east to the Harbour Bridge. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

Furthermore, this bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

ANZAC Bridge

Continuing on, riding onto the incredible ANZAC Bridge – bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view.

Most noteworthy, the stay cable design concept development and final design for the new bridge were carried out by the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW. Finally, the bridge was opened to traffic on 3 December 1995 as the Glebe Island Bridge.

The bridge was given its current name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (known as Anzacs) who served in World War I.

However, time was nearly up so Jungle and Phil dropped them back at Circular Quay. Our passengers thought the popular Harley tour 3Bridges Sydney was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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Christmas present trike tour Sydney

Cooper + Rod 06.01.20 – Christmas present trike tour

The Christmas present trike tour was the best Christmas present ever! Cooper’s Aunt and Uncle brought the trike tour for him and his dad. We emailed them Gift Vouchers so they had something to open on Christmas Day. Rod rang us to organise the tour.

Testimonial

“A great gift idea! This ride was bought for me and my son as a Christmas present and we both loved it! Steve was our rider – clearly knowledgeable on the local area, very friendly and we always felt safe! If I had to choose between walking over the bridge or riding around the city’s sights on the back of a trike I’d pick this every time!”

Famous Sydney Harbour Bridge

Steve picked them up Circular Quay. Firstly, they rode over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is an experience and with a view that we never ever tire of. We always tell our passengers to look up and enjoy the unique view. The rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic.

Kirribilli

Next, after riding across the Harbour Bridge was riding past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.

After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.

They continued riding on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge – an extra!

The Fig Tree Bridge opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. They continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they rode onto the second of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. Similarly, it has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

Gladesville Bridge

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. They followed the shoreline of Iron Cove which is part of the Parramatta River. It is also part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo

School holidays are still on so there wasn’t much traffic. Therefore, Steve could take the passengers further than usual. They rode through the city, into the infamous Kings Cross.

For some reason, Kings Cross is not the place it used to be, it is still interesting to see. They rode along Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Road, the main streets of Kings Cross and Potts Point. This led into Woolloomooloo, past the iconic Harrys Cafe De Wheels and Finger Wharf.

However, time was up so Steve dropped his passengers back at Circular Quay. In conclusion, the Christmas present trike tour was a huge success.
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north east Harley tour

Andrew + Sue 30.12.19 – north east Harley tours

North East Harley tours – A Thrilling Ride

“North East Harley tours riders were Rob and Tony. Pick up was from our accommodation and myself and husband rode pillion which was such a thrilling experience and ride. We rode across the Sydney Harbour Bridge visited spectacular beaches (Balmoral is so beautiful) and down to iconic Bondi Beach. No trouble getting a park in peak season on a Harley!

We certainly turned heads. I recommend Troll Tours, from Katrina (organiser and first contact) to our great Harley drivers who were knowledgeable, experienced and great guys. Top notch!”

Andrew and Sue wanted to do something fun and different. They organised the north east Harley tour with us. This means we rode them around the north shore suburbs and the eastern suburbs.

Freshwater, Queenscliff + Manly

Our Harley riders, Yogi and Tony picked them up from Freshwater on the northern beaches. Firstly, they headed down the waterfront at Queenscliff to Manly. They rode along the beach front then through to Fairlight.

Next, they rode across the rare/unusual Spit bridge and down to posh Balmoral Beach. It is a lovely area. Continuing on, they rode past Taronga Zoo to Bradley’s Head for a stop – to stretch and take photos. As you ride past the zoo, make sure you look for the koalas. We often see them eating and sleeping.

Sydney Harbour Bridge + Finger Wharf

Following the back streets of Cremorne and Neutral Bay they came to North Sydney and the Harbour Bridge. So, they rode over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and down through Woolloomooloo. This took them past Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Cafe De Wheels.

posh eastern suburbs

This led up to the infamous Kings Cross, where they stopped in the main strip for a look. It is so much tamer than it was in its heyday in the 1960s-70s. Then on New South Head Road, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Double Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Rose Bay.

Bondi Beach

Of course, it is imperative to visit Bondi Beach. An almost obligatory stop is at the Bondi lifeguard tower. It was made famous by the TV series ‘Bondi Rescue’. After that, it was a ride down Oxford St to the City. However, time was up so they rode to Circular Quay for the drop off.

In conclusion, the north east Harley tours was a huge success.
Sue wrote: “The Harley riders were great and we had a fantastic time. I will write a proper review as soon as I get time”.
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surprise birthday trike rides

Scott Family 14.09.19 – surprise birthday trike rides

The surprise birthday trike rides for Damien and children was a huge success!

Fantastic, Awesome Way to See Sydney Beaches

“My wife organised a trip with Troll for a surprise Birthday present for me. My wife’s dealings with Troll were outstanding, she gives five stars for professional, friendly, helpful staff.

She even had to change my pick up time at the eleventh hour which was not a problem and sorted! From the moment Craig (our rider) picked me and my two kids up from our hotel (very punctual , actually early) we had the time of our lives enjoying the wonderful sights of Sydney on a beautiful day.

Weaving though so many back streets in the Eastern Suburbs was a blast and eye opener. The beaches from Bondi to Bronte were just stunning. I will never forget this experience with my children.

Thank you Craig for your professional approach to riding us around, most relaxing and your conversations were enjoyed.

Thank you Troll, I have certainly recommended you to everyone at work and family. I will be back for another ride at some point”.

Brenda organised a surprise birthday trike rides for her husband. It was also a surprise for their two children.

The eastern suburbs

They are on holidays from interstate so Craig picked the husband and two children up from their at hotel in the CBD. Firstly they rode down the major eastern thoroughfare of William Street. This leads to the eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. They are all expensive areas which means they are usually are lovely and these are.

Bondi Beach

Continuing on, they rode to Bondi Beach where they stopped. It is always a great place to stop here for photos. We usually stop near the Bondi Lifeguard Tower, made famous by the Bondi Rescue TV show.

Tamara and Bronte

After that they rode south past the eastern beaches of Tamara and Bronte. In addition, they had time to ride through the lovely Centennial Park. Then on to Oxford Street, made famous by the Mardi Gras.

However, time was up so Craig took them back to their hotel. The surprise birthday trike rides was so much fun. In conclusion, Brenda was so happy she had organised the ride. It was a surprise for all and a memorable one.
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Tamarama is an eastern beachside suburb of Sydney, in NSW. The locals (including us) call it Tamarama. It is affectionately nicknamed Glamarama (or Glamourama), as it is a beach where wannabe trend setters come to sunbathe and swim or simply try to be seen.

Bondi Beach is recorded by the Australian Museum that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place.

The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual LGBT pride parade in Sydney. We, and so may other people, attended the parade and festival. Hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas. It is one of the largest such festivals in the world. We have had trikes in the parade for years.

Sydney scenic trike tour

Johann, Leah, Teresa, Vic 29.06.19 – Sydney scenic trike tours

“TRULY A UNIQUE – THRILLING EXPERIENCE!
Our guests in Sydney shared: “What a fun ride it was…first time😀🤪🤣 thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity” 🏍🏍🏍 c o o l👍 Riding the Harley trike was a wonderful surprise treat to Vic & Tech Quisumbing of the Philippines! Ratings: 👍👍👍👍👍”. In other words, the Sydney scenic trike tours was a real success.

Our passengers wanted to the Sydney scenic trike tours. They are from the Philippines and holidaying in Sydney. Most importantly, our family knew we would give them a great experience and show them the main sights.

Pick up from Bondi Icebergs

Our trike riders, Brian and Kym, picked them up from outside Bondi Icebergs. Firstly, they rode through the city and as usual they received a lot of attention. It is a good way to see the city and for the city to see you.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Next, they rode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a view and an experience we never tire of. However, make sure you look up to see the arches in all their glory. They are wonderful to look at without the roof of a car blocking the view.

The passengers wanted somewhere with a good backdrop to take photos. For instance, Kirribilli certainly provided the ideal scenery. So they stopped for photos and to admire the view. It is a spectacular view across Sydney Harbour towards the Opera House and the CBD. There is also an interesting perspective to the Harbour Bridge.

The Kirribilli Loop

They continued on, doing what we call “The Kirribilli Loop”. This takes us under the north end of the bridge. Pass by the entrance to Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. Then it was back onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge. However, time was up so they rode back through the city and back to Bondi Icebergs.

In conclusion, the Sydney scenic trike tours was a huge success. Our passengers loved the whole experience and our riders enjoyed taking them.
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Sydney scenic trike tour
Johann, Leah, Teresa, Vic 29.06.19 – Sydney scenic trike tours

In addition, many people don’t know that Sydney Harbour is part of Port Jackson. Port Jackson consists of the waters of Sydney Harbour, Middle Harbour, North Harbour and the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers, is the natural harbour of Sydney.

3 Bridges birthday tour

Logendra + Salni 09.06.19 – 3 Bridges birthday tours

Salni was given the 3 Bridges birthday tours as a present by her son. It was a belated birthday celebration.

Our passengers wrote to us the next day: “We had an awesome experience with Troll Tours. Our driver Craig was very informative, had all safety requirements covered. He was very timely and very knowledgeable of the route we drove. We felt very safe on the trike with Craig. An awesome experience and highly recommended. Thanks again”.

Craig picked them up from Circular Quay, it is a central and easy place to pick up and drop off.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Firstly they rode over the first of the 3 Bridges. The famous and iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. As we keep telling everyone – look up! Without a roof blocking your view, you will really be able to appreciate the arches.

After that, they stopped at Kirribilli on the north side of the Harbour Bridge. It has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD. A view we never tire of. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge.

They continued on through North Sydney and Crows Nest before joining River Road. It is a fun road to ride on. River Road leads to Burns Bay Road which, in turn, leads to another bridge but not one of the main three.

Fig Tree Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge, Gladesville Bridge

It is the Fig Tree Bridge which opened in 1963 and spans the Lane Cove River. After that bridge, they continued on and crossed the second of the bridges Tarban Creek Bridge. This spans Tarban Creek. Then they got to bridge #2 of the main 3 Bridges, the Gladesville Bridge. It has wonderful views along Parramatta River towards the Harbour Bridge and the city.

This bridge is on the main arterial thoroughfare of Victoria Road. They travelled along for a short while before turning off into the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Following the shoreline of Iron Cove, which is part of the Parramatta River, they saw some lovely water views. It is part of the 7 km long Bay Run.

ANZAC Bridge

They continued on riding onto the incredible ANZAC Bridge – bridge #3. Similarly, it is also great to see without a roof over your head inhibiting the view. Riding into the city is always interesting, however, time was up. Craig dropped the passengers back at Circular Quay. Our passengers thought the 3 Bridges Harley ride was fantastic, a great way to see parts of the city only the locals know about.
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In conclusion, the 3 Bridges birthday tours was a huge success, another “best birthday present ever”.

69th birthday VIVID tour

Bernie, Megan + Peter 24.05.19 – 69th birthday VIVID tour

The 69th birthday VIVID tour testimonial:

“Hi Katrina,
Sorry for the slow response we have been out & about today. 
I absolutely want to say that we had the best time on the trikes last night. I was going to email you when we got back to the hotel but thought the ping might wake you. 
The guys were fantastic. My friend and I were on Craig’s trike and he was very informative. I forgot when I got on the Trike that I’m actually panic stricken in this situation but I just hung on tight and had a ball!!  

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the ride on the other Trike and now knows a lot more about motorcycles.
Thank you so much for helping us to have an absolutely fabulous night and for the photos. We will certainly be telling all our friends about the experience and that fine to put some pics on your media.
Cheers Bernie”

In Sydney for a short time, Bernie organised the 69th birthday VIVID tour with us. She is celebrating her 69th birthday and therefore wanted to do something fun and a bit different to the usual touristy stuff. Why not combine it with a ride around the VIVID sights!

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Craig and Joe picked our passengers up from a restaurant. They had eaten dinner first so then they could relax while taking in the Sydney sights. Firstly, they rode to Mrs Macquarie’s Point. We can’t ride to the exact point but it is possible to walk to the point. We can ride far enough to see the wonderful view looking west to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Next, they rode through part of the city and across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. One of our favourite views is from Blues Point. It has the same type of view as Mrs Macquarie’s Point but in reverse – looking east across Sydney Harbour to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

In addition they stopped at Jeffrey Street Wharf, Kirribilli. From here the view is closer to the Opera House and the CBD. They had a look around and had some photos taken. The perspective of the Harbour Bridge is fabulous from here. They drove under the bridge and back across it.

However, time was up so they were dropped off near their hotel at Circular Quay. The 69th birthday VIVID tour was a great success. In other words, our passengers had such a fun time and saw the pretty sights of the VIVID Festival and Sydney. http://trolltours.com.au/product/design-your-own-ride/

VIVID SYDNEY

The website says: Where art, technology and commerce intersect. Three weeks of game changing ideas and seminars, amazing music and light sculptures that transform the city. https://www.vividsydney.com/ It really is worth a look.

Harley tour Southern Spectacular

Stacey 06.05.19 – Harley tours Southern Spectacular

Stacey wrote to us: “I honestly had the best day ever on my Harley ride. It was sooo bloody thrilling, I really loved it. Syl was such a top bloke, he kept me entertained, he kept me safe and made the day special. I would recommend this Harley ride to anyone.” In other words, the Harley tours Southern Spectacular was just that!!

Stacey was given a gift voucher for the Harley tours Southern Spectacular. It was for her 50th birthday and it was a very thoughtful and unique present from her brothers. Stacey absolutely loved the whole experience – best birthday present ever!

Syl picked her up from home in the southern suburbs if Sydney. They went on an epic and memorable 4 hour ride.

Firstly they rode through the Royal National Park. It is the oldest National Park in Australia, the second oldest in the world. Above all, it is very scenic and a great road to ride the Harley on.

Stanwell Tops

They continued on to Bald Hill at Stanwell Tops where there are beautiful views along the coastline and the South Pacific Ocean. A lot of hang gliders use this as their base to jump off, which is interesting to watch. Next they followed the coastline down and across the amazing Sea Cliff Bridge. It is a balanced cantilever bridge and cost $52 million to build.

Kiama Blow Hole

Next stop was the Kiama Blow Hole. It was blowing really well today, lots of water spouting out. Visiting them was well worth it today, the blowholes don’t always blow. We found out they were formed from basalt lava flows 260 million years ago. First written about by George Bass in 1797. The name ‘Kiama’ has long been translated as “where the sea makes a noise” – and nowhere is this clearer than at the famous (and loud) blowholes.
https://kiama.com.au/see-and-do/blowholes

Berry

After that, they cruised along until they ended up at a Berry pub for a beer (Stacey) and hot chips. The local Chamber of Commerce named it “The Town of Trees” in 1975 because, towards the end of the last century, the local settlers planted extensive stands of English oaks, elms and beech trees. 144 km south of Sydney via the Princes Highway.

They then headed back to Sydney via the freeway. Therefore Stacey received a taste of both the coastal meandering and the faster paced road. The 4 hour Harley tours Southern Spectacular is a great way to see the southern area of Sydney. In conclusion, it was a wonderful birthday present! http://trolltours.com.au/product/southern-spectacular-trike-tour/

Blue Mountains trike ride

Beau, Cade + Jake 18.04.19 – Blue Mountains trike ride

Testimonial

Hi Katrina,
I just wanted to say what a great time my grandsons had on the Blue Mountains trike ride. Max was wonderful with them and they were so excited to be dressed in leather and heading down the highway. The weather was perfect and we all had a good time. I followed in the car and enjoyed the trip as much as the boys. Max’s knowledge of the area was enlightening. An all round wonderful experience.
Thank you.
Susan
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Grandma has just moved to the Blue Mountains area. She wanted see a bit of the area and also give her grandsons some fun while they were visiting. Susan organised the Blue Mountains trike ride with us because she knew we did rides in this area. They are aged 12, 9 and 7 and they were so excited to be dressed in leather, riding down the freeway.

Since it was school holidays as well, what an exciting adventure for the boys to remember. Our trike rider Max picked the grandsons up from her home in the upper Blue Mountains. Susan followed in her car so she could learn more about the area and where to go later for a more intensive look.

The Blue Mountains trike ride

Max rode them around the Mount Victoria and Hartley area. It’s very scenic and not as well known as other parts of the Blue Mountains, such as the Three Sisters. Hartley is a historical village in the Central Tablelands region of NSW – the top of the Blue Mountains range.

They continued riding to Lithgow where the ride finished. They boys and Susan had McDonalds for lunch before driving back home. Susan wrote to us after the Blue Mountains trike ride:

The ‘blue’ in Blue Mountains

The name Blue Mountains, is derived from the blue tinge the range takes on when viewed from a distance. This is because of the naturally occurring organic chemicals are emitted in large quantities by the abundant eucalyptus trees. When eucalyptus oils, dust particles, and water vapour combine, as the sunlight hits, it creates an optical illusion of a blue haze. The light allows the eyes to see the blue pigments in the atmosphere.