Archive for November, 2017

Out where the buses don’t run

Why is no one able to produce an action cam that takes decent still photos? Recent action cams claim 12, 14 even 20 megapixel yet they struggle with any scene, smudge the details and wash out colours. Surely we are getting conned. I mean $600 for the latest action cam […]

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Age does not affect helmet polystyrene

Testing has been carried out on expanded polystyrene foam used in bicycle helmets (which is same material used in motorcycle helmets) to determine if the impact attenuation properties change with age. You can read here about the testing and the results which show the foam liner does not degrade with […]

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50,000km riding Japan

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 each year. You could travel around the world to try see the diversity of scenery that exists in Japan yet many visitors are only […]

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Tsushima Motorcycle tour – part three

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. I hope that the Ginko trees (the ones that turn bright yellow) there have changed. Alas it was not to be. The Chukoku expressway […]

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Tsushima Motorcycle Tour – part two

Day six – Yamaguchi to Fukuoka prefecture. Having set off for Tsushima in part one I was confronted with typhoon coming to Japan but decided to ride on then park up while it passed by as it was going to track off the coast. I spent yesterday inside from the […]

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Tsushima Motorcycle Tour – part one

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 Autumn motorcycle tour this year as I had originally been planning to ride South Korea. The above map shows where Tsushima is located. History or […]

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