Archive for 2013

Australia’s best motorcycle roads. Gwydir h-way

This is one of those roads I always seem to skip. Not cause it isn’t good but because it is competing with  other routes. From Grafton I am always tempted to ride the Armidale road via Ebor, this is a superb ride and leads me to the Waterfall way or […]

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Farewell Australia

The open road beckons me for one more ride. Relaxing by the wide Clarence river Countryside in the tablelands looks very different to the tropics where I live, almost like North West of the USA. I tried but cannot correct the exposure much more with the bright mid afternoon sun. […]

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Photon Cruise control test

Despite my previous poor results with a Vista cruise control for motorcycles (which was really throttle lock device same as this is) I have decided to try another design since I have a large Australian tour coming up soon. The Photon Cruise 2 is a small device that clips on […]

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Nice local roads – Lions Road

This road used to get a lot of press and overshadowed much better rides in the border ranges. It is scenic in parts but the nearby Mt Lindsey road is arguably a better ride overall. I actually know this road from when I was a lad with my parents. The creek […]

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Gold Coast’s Best Motorcycle Roads

Sorry but I have decided to retire the old list. The Google map below shows everything for the region. This sort of thing was not available when I first compiled a list of good roads for a Sunday ride so I had separate articles with small maps from various sources […]

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Brisbane’s Best Motorcycle Roads

Sorry but I have decided to retire the old list. The Google map below shows everything for the region. This sort of thing was not available when I first compiled a list of good roads for a Sunday ride so I had separate articles with small maps from various sources […]

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Nice local roads – Somerset Dam

Somerset Dam is a popular part of a northern loop north from Brisbane or a turnaround point for riders who have ridden Mt Glorious. There is petrol and small store near the dam, in the other direction riders go into Fernvale for fuel and the bakery. I had stopped riding […]

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Malaysia Motorcycle tour

I have just returned from my second motorcycle ride in Malaysia and am even more impressed. This latest trip was a bit impromptu, deciding just a week or so before to go somewhere and Malaysia came straight to mind. I flew direct to Kuala Lumpur from Australia with Air Asia. […]

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Nice local roads – Beechmont mountain

Beechmont once upon a time used to be poor surface and I rarely saw another bike up there but then it was upgraded and became one of the most popular rides on the south side. There are superb views over the Gold Coast and then also to the west. Green […]

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Motorcycle ride Northern Thailand

(2018 note – sorry about poor quality photos, this was back when I had low resolution phone camera and used to just take road photos, newer rides of Thailand can be found in links). For my first ride in Northern Thailand I decided to rent a motorcycle from Chiang Mai […]

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Motorcycling New Zealand North Island

New Zealand truly is a paradise for motorcycle riders. I recently rode the north island and it was superb. (Update 2018. Images refreshed. Solid improvement to the camera images, modest to the iPhone 4 images as not much to work with) I rented a motorcycle for this trip from Auckland […]

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Singapore to Malaysia motorcycle ride

(Photos and text fixed 2018)  I had a few days layover in Singapore and noticed a company that organised motorcycle tours to Malaysia also rented motorcycles. It seemed to fit my timeline so I booked a bike and started to work on the details. Big Loud Rides are in Orchard […]

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