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Motorcycling Writers I follow

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Blogroll

Sounds very 2003, Blogroll, but in between a million channels of shit on Youtube and Facebook pages trying to sell you something original content is rare.

Try these blogs


 Asphalt and Beyond - At the Handlebars - Australian Motorcycle Diaries - Bandit RiderBike tech 7

Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist - 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 Motorbike

 Miles 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



Forums

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 former home riding region and after a horrific car accident where he literally died and came back he decides with his 2nd life to see how far he might ride a motorbike. This report takes a long time to hit its stride and even as an Australian I need to scroll past the aussie ‘ocker’ writing style at times however it builds into quite a journey once he meets up with a beautiful Polish girl 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. It starts out with wine and hotels but then shifts gear to a very different type of journey as Ed evolves and continuously pushes boundaries sleeping rough in dangerous places in what is a grand journey with bit of everything.


Angola, its not like they said

The ride reports above take months to read, they could each be made into a book. 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 that had me hooked. 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. Lousy narratives. Reviews that ramble on yet reveal nothing.

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 but some content has shifted to Facebook only now.


I found this guy overbearing on forums and his dear george page initially funny now just sounds bitter. However he is the last motorcycle writer releasing interesting content in a sea of press releases and staged ride reports. 

Boris Mihailovic


Lots of intrepid riders come and go on Facebook, always nice to follow someone on their current adventure. I previously enjoyed following Rhys Lawleys round the world ride and now this young bloke has similar youthful enthusiasm.

Ben King on the road


Peter has taken his FJR all over Australia and Europe and is going to do same in USA.

An Aussie FJR on tour


Other sites I frequent

Motorcycle Diaries – excellent best roads listing for Europe which has many road trip diaries from riders to get you motivated.

Horizons Unlimited – the overlanding web site. I keep playing with the idea of a RTW ride, but I probably have left it too late in life since I hate camping.

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