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Sounds very 2003 and blogs are out of fashion yet remain one the better sources of information for a touring rider.

Things posted to Facebook are lost within days and videos rarely go into finer details.

Blogs also tend to be honest and not selling anything so give these a go.



 Asphalt and Beyond - Australian Motorcycle DiariesA view from above - Bandit Rider

Bike tech 7 - Confessions of an Ageing MotorcyclistDaves Viewpoint - Experimental Ghost - Find me on the road

Flies in your teeth - Fuzzy GaloreGaijin Bikers in JapanGirl on a BeemerI Have a Dream - Kiwi Grom

Lady on MotorbikeMiles for Minds - Motorcycle MeandersMoto JapanMoto ManiaMotoMorgana

Motogirl in Thailand - On Her BikeOn the Run - Orsons Travel Blog - On The Back Wheel - One Steph Beyond

Riding on a VStarRiding with the wolf - Sarawak Adventure Rider - Tales from the roadTwo Wheel Obsession

Tarsnakes - The Church of the Open Road Press - The Road to Nowhere

 Tombstones Travels - Trobairitz' Tablet - Wildbad touringXT Adventures - Zed14


Some of my travel was inspired by Orson’s Travel Blog and Sarawak Adventure Rider


Forums

Still perhaps the best place to ask for advice but be aware they also attract the trolls and zealots venting their miserable lives upon others.

Some of the best ride reports I have read were on the ADV Forum. Recently ride reports seem to be getting contrived, produced to collect views like Instagram posts, but here are three favourites from the past.


Ride for Smiles 

Sheldon is from my home region and after a horrific car accident where he literally died he decides with his 2nd shot at life to see how far he might ride a motorbike. This report takes a long time to hit its stride and I needed to scroll past the aussie ‘ocker’ writing style often however it builds into quite a journey visiting every continent on earth.


Around the world in 800 days / Ed-Venn-Ture the next 800 days

This is a five year round the world ride which ran at similar time to Sheldon’s above so I was enjoying to read both each week. Part one is also a visit to the major wine growing areas of the world then part two shifts gears as Ed’s travel and writing matures.


Angola, its not like they said

The ride reports above need long time to even briefly review. This ride is easy to enjoy in one sitting. It starts off as a bit of a lark but develops into a dangerous edge of the seat story. If you only read one ride report on a forum, make it this one.


Video

I don’t come across much video blogging that I can watch. Boring POV footage, contrived arty cinematography, cringeworthy voiceovers.

Try some of what is published by the people below.


C90 Adventures

Wildbad Touring

Stories of Bike

The way of the motorcycle

Klaus Waldorf


Facebook

Everything on Facebook is fleeting to keep you constantly looking at it. I disliked the social network before but being alone in Japan I am vulnerable and spend a little more time on it. 


Lots of intrepid riders come and go on Facebook, always nice to follow someone on their current RTW adventure. I previously enjoyed following Rhys Lawleys youngest RTW rider and now this young bloke posts the most enthusiast selfies on his ride in Iran and Pakistan.

Ben King on the road


I found this guy overbearing on forums and his dear george page is just sour grapes, however he is one of the only writers releasing thought provoking articles in a sea of press releases.  

Boris Mihailovic


Peter has taken his FJR all over Australia and Europe and has one in the USA now which I hope he will be able to tour there soon.

An Aussie FJR on tour


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