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Once more into the fray I was thinking as I pack for another ride. Whilst not an expert I have travelled a bit. I jotted a few things down t...
On my ride in the Himalaya’s I wished I had a way to convey how amazing the landscapes were and got to wondering about the 360 spherical im...
Here are my motorcycle tours in Australia and New Zealand which upon reflection is a short list. I have travelled Australia more than th...
With the demise of the other sites listing good roads in New Zealand I have decided to try document them myself. This will probably lack s...
I can’t stop thinking about India and the Himalaya’s. Having discovered a way to present the landscapes in panning panoramas I decided t...
I have been adding lists to Motorcycle Paradise to try make navigating it easier as I note on some sites it can be hard to find the content....
Testing has been carried out on expanded polystyrene foam used in bicycle helmets (which is same material used in motorcycle helmets) to det...
I have ridden 50,000km around Japan. Not a huge figure by some reckoning but much more than I envisioned considering I only do a few rides e...
Day eleven – Oita to Shimane prefecture I set off this morning to visit the Fuki temple north of Beppu which is very photogenic in autumn. ...
Day six – Yamaguchi to Fukuoka prefecture. Having set off for Tsushima in part one I was confronted with typhoon coming to Japan but decid...
Tsushima at it’s furthest point from Japan is less than 50km from South Korea. So this was fitting destination for me to choose for my Autum...
Yes you read that correct, I purchased an action cam called Apeman . It is one of the many clones of a GoPro that you can find online. I wa...
In part one I travelled to India and from Delhi to Manali where along the way the bus narrowly avoided being swept over the edge of a mounta...
I was not planning a ride in Europe as I had to travel to India however with time on my hands I found rather than fly direct to India I coul...
Prelude Riding the Himalayas in India has long been on my bucket list. In my mind this is a ride all about the journey so I wanted to experi...
If you have ever parked your motorcycle facing downhill then you may have noticed it can creep forward and if left it can roll enough to hav...
Last year on my return from Hokkaido I stayed in Aomori prefecture and enjoyed one of Japan’s major summer festivals. I actually did not kno...
Easy way to remove bugs from your bike without using chemicals is with a bit of magic sponge. A touch of plain water and cleans away the mos...
I am by no means a good photographer. It is just a hobby that I dabble in, however looking back I can see my photos from a few years ago wer...
I am reposting my map of the best motorcycle roads in Japan as it seems not to show up inside the previous post when visitors search. I...
I am riding now a lot in Asia because when younger I was focussed on seeing Europe and USA. My first big trip was to the UK as a clueless ...
Note: Japan has it’s own listing due to number of rides I have done there.  
As an alternative to the tile layout here is a conventional list of my motorcycle tours in Japan. The tours get more ambitious and have bett...