Archive for 2016

GoPro Hero 5 Session Vs Polaroid Cube

My goal with having an action cam was something I could quickly pickup, turn on and aim while riding – to capture things when not able to pull over or just randomly for fun. I enjoy the size and shape of the Polaroid Cube which is easy to hold and […]

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Down Under Tour. Part Two – Gunpowder and Trains

My motorcycle tour in Australia continues as I ride south into the state of Victoria after a very cold and wet day previously. You can read part one via this link where I rode through central New South Wales on some lesser travelled roads for motorcycles that turned out to […]

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Down Under Tour. Part one – gold rush towns and outlaws.

I was on my way to do a motorcycle tour of Australia riding some of the best roads and exploring historic gold rush towns in the high plains of the eastern states. An area where outlaws once roamed very similar to the gold rush frontier towns on the other side […]

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Grand Motorcycle Tour of Japan – Part two

I am continuing my 17 day motorcycle ride around Japan. In part one (click here) you can read about my riding in Fukushima, Gunma, Toyama, Nara and Wakayama prefectures. Now I am continuing south towards Nagasaki and Gunkajima (battleship island) which I hope to visit. (photo wiki commons) But a […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads. The Oxley.

The Oxley for me remains the top ride in Australia. Some roads have lots of corners all squashed together, you spend all your time on change of direction rather than enjoying a radius and hang time. Other roads are spaced out affairs or photogenic passes but not a great ride. […]

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Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads – Bylong Valley Way

This for me is another of the best rides in the country. It has amazing scenery including one of the best canyons in Australia. It is not closed in by trees like so many riding roads in Australia. Then it has a mixture of curves but mostly sweepers which again […]

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Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads – Comboyne road NSW

The road from Wauhope to the village of Comboyne is a fantastic ride. I rode across from Wingham and the rest of this road south has a long gravel section that is not well graded and very loose stones but from Comboyne north you have a terrific table top dairy […]

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Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads – Warrumbungles way

To the west of Coonabaraban lies the Warrumbungles range. The ride out there is quite spectacular and some nice curves as well. Then you can visit the Siding Spring Observatory if you wish which has great views of the surrounding countryside. To the south east the Warrumbungles way is also […]

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Australia’s best motorcycle roads – Bonang Road

The road from Bombala to Orbost is one of the best rides in the country in my opinion. Sweeping grand high plains road, a little bit of gravel then 105km of non stop corners down to Orbost. Bombala is a destination in itself, great history and affordable pubs and of […]

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Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads – Yarra Ranges

There is a number of great riding roads in the Yarra ranges near Melbourne. I will try detail a few I have ridden but there is no doubt many variations I will  miss. I rode Healsville to Marysville on B360 and C512 routes then C513 and C511 via Reefton to […]

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Australia’s Best Motorcycle Roads – Four Mountains of Bega

The area near Bega NSW has some excellent riding. There used to be a booklet for riders that invited you to ‘ride the four mountains’ that I no longer have a copy of. Leaving Bombala I rode some of these roads and they were superb. First I rode to Wyndham via […]

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