Archive for 2014

Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads

2019 notes – I decided to retire the old list. The Google map below has the best riding roads listed. It is nothing fancy just click to expand full screen to reveal the alphabetic listing of roads. This sort of thing was not available when I first compiled a list of good […]

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Japan South 10 day motorcycle tour

2019 note – I shall edit these photos when I get time as they were just from iPhone and never post processed well.   A window of fine weather appeared in early November before winter. It was already very cold to ride North however the southern temperatures remained mild so […]

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Japan Fukushima autumn motorcycle tour

2019 note – I will fix these images up soon as i get time as none of them were post processed. I have read often that October is the best month for riding Japan. So I made sure I was here, even shelving other travel only for there to be […]

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RS Taichi Summer Gloves

They say our hands are often the least well protected body part when riding. Not sure where they get their data from. I suppose that is referring to summer and riders with light weight gloves or no gloves, winter you would imagine that does not apply. Used to be difficult […]

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Shoe Shift Guard quick look

If you have ever done some riding in street shoes then you will know they will soon be marked by the gear shifter when you shift up. Ok not the best footwear for riding however there are times when you might be travelling overseas and rent a bike for a […]

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Motorcycling Indonesia – East Java volcano tour

I had an idea to do a ride in Indonesia for a while now.Mentioning I will ride Indonesia everybody seems to say ‘oh Bali’ but IMO that is almost a different country. Phuket, Boracay and Bali – just not my thing. (Updated 2018 – images refreshed, words trimmed and couple […]

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Mini Japan motorcycle tour

Well time to pack the bike and move to Kanagawa region but I am taking a couple of days to get there so I can detour to Nagano and the high mountains. I will miss seeing all the beautiful mountain streams in the Aichi and Gifu area. Leaving via Gifu […]

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Leaving Nagoya

Last ride from Nagoya but certainly not my last ride in this part of Japan which I like very much and will return to in the future. Just a quick post of a few photos I wanted to add to my set of the area on the bog. I chose […]

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Motorcycling in Mie

Trust me to be the last to find Mie, the district that is. I often find myself drawn to something afar and overlook what is right in front of me and so I have been off riding the roads in Fukui and Nagano and left my first visit to Mie […]

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Adventures in Aichi

Or perhaps I can call this post adventures in GPS navigation in Japan. To the East of Nagoya lies Toyota City and the prefecture of Aichi. I was not expecting too much in the way of good riding roads however yet again it was excellent. Once you leave Nagoya there […]

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50 motorcycle rides to do before you die.

Do you have a ride bucket list? You may start one after reading this. In no particular order let me present what might be the 50 best motorcycle rides in the world. Note, I wrote this some time ago before starting to ride many of these places and now my […]

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Nearly Nagano

I’ve been doing a few rides north from Nagoya towards Nagano. The high alps in Nagano are a bit too far for one day but there is still plenty of great roads to enjoy along the way. Getting out of Nagoya is still a challenge but I now know the […]

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