Archive for 2010

CB1100 debut

Finally the rain has eased. It is mid week but I am off work like many for the break between Christmas and New Years and so let me introduce my new CB1100. How’s that for low k’s haha. It arrived on the back of a truck. I thought I did […]

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Nice local roads – Mt Glorious and Mt Nebo

Brisbane most popular bike ride is a terrific set of bends, however it’s not been without its problems. I used to go there often when starting out on road bikes, it was close by and I liked the buzz of all the other bikes there. I got lured into the […]

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Vitesse Boots

I currently have in the cupboard a variety of unsuitable riding boots. One pair are simple walking boots/shoes with little protection and which I have already stopped using. Another pair are also short height boots/shoes from Alpinestars that after a days riding bite into my arch no matter what I […]

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V2 visor sponge

I admit freely I am often slow to recognize a good thing. Be it I get too absorbed elsewhere or follow the herd or end up going round in circles before realizing I had it right to begin with. And that’s just motorcycles, the harder stuff of one’s personal life […]

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Textile rider gear repairs

I needed to make some repairs to my Alpinestars textile pants which I managed to touch against the hot exhaust of the Honda CBF600 whilst on tour in Germany. It only took a couple of seconds to melt the outer nylon and inner layer and lucky there is mesh inside […]

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Kawasaki Good Time World

I visited the Kawasaki world in Kobe Japan. It is not a large display however reading about the other things Kawasaki build was of great interest. For example I knew they made some of the trains operating in Tokyo however not also many other cities trains in Japan and Asia […]

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Europe Alps Tour

(Update 2016, photos enhanced and afterword added) After wanting to ride the Europe alps for a very long time but never being able to decide how or what I decided to go with tour and just completed the Edelweiss Ultimate Alps tour. It was nice fun and a relaxed way […]

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Held Score gloves

This was written some time ago, Held have since expanded with 1000’s of new items from making a range of about 6 motorcycle gloves. I am told the quality is not what it once was, but this post is about the original gloves. I have been talking about getting new […]

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Nice local roads – Mt Tamborine.

Mount Tamborine is the first of the mountains south of Brisbane and is a major tourist area. This means there are some fantastic places to eat but it gets very busy with cars and I rarely ever went there. To the east Henry Roberts Drive offers great views on a […]

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Nice local roads – Mt Lindsey

Another of my favourite rides. This used to be quite rough on the QLD side of the border but amazing hotmix on the NSW side. Once resurfaced it became a popular ride to Woodenbong not least from myself telling anyone who would listen to try it instead of the Lions […]

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Nice local roads – Palmwoods

There is a fun little ride you can do from Mapelton to Palmwoods. Descend down towards Nambour and turn right into Dulong road. Once at the bottom you need to remember turn right and right again at the 2 T- junctions to get to Palmwoods. Take a look at my […]

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