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Japan is very proud of having four distinctive seasons. I however wish there was only three seasons because I find the harsh winter ve...
Whilst many people overseas seem ok with the way their Yamaha FJR300 corners, riding on tight narrow roads here and being used to lighter bi...
Having reached not quite the bottom of Kyushu but certainly the point on my route from Tokyo south where I needed to turnaround I took some ...
Japan is such a varied country. I have just completed one of the most scenic motorcycle tours I have ever ridden. If you have a moment take ...
There currently is a late burst of near summer weather. So I went for a ride to visit Yamaha in Shizuoka. Mostly highway but I detoured a co...
I just completed a 6 day tour to the Tohoku region and despite some discomfort from my previous broken collar bone I had a wonderful time ex...
A small update here while I am not riding. I decided to look for a new helmet but despite being in Japan am not taken with any of the jet st...
I set off recently to do a ride of Europe and managed to tour Ireland before having to put the rest on hold. I took my previous post about m...
I updated my previous 3 season Alpinestars Drystar pants to the new 3 season Andes Tourer drystar pants. So far however I have not found the...
I am back riding. I started the FJR first time in 3 months and took a small ride of about 20km to the end of the peninsular where I am livi...
I get a lot of requests to promote things, mostly spam spam and spam. However every now and again I find something arrives in the mail box t...
The importance of being earnest wearing ear plugs cannot be overstated. I used to be one of the guys who scoffed at the idea and claimed t...
While happy with my Vitesse boots they are more for days rides as not waterproof. I had been ready to embark on a extended tour overseas (pr...
Earlier in the year I went looking for a replacement for my winter jacket as well as something suitable for 3 season touring for future ride...
I have not been able to do much motorcycle riding in Japan this year. The weather has been cold with rain for months. Last year was apparent...
It has been a long winter. 6 months of cold and rain. A rare fine day arrived so I decided to try my luck at seeing Mt Fuji. I have a poor r...
I think I had a touch of cabin fever. Too much time indoors hiding from the cold. Something I am not accustom to coming from the tropics. No...
I tried my first true winter ride last week and it was better than I expected. The temperatures have been around 4 degrees daytime but clear...
I finally made it to Koto Kinabalu to try some motorcycle riding in Sabah. Last time I was heading there I got food poisoning in Philippines...
I was on my way to Borneo from Thailand but was picking up my mate who lives in the Philippines on the way to ride Borneo with me. My other ...
This post is the first part of a recent trip riding 3 countries in SE Asia. The other areas I visited were the Philippines and Borneo, Malay...