Archive for 2018

The quest for a compact motorcycle travel tripod.

I travel light, just a bag on rear seat for my tours so every item has to be compact and essential or it gets left at home.This means I rarely have a tripod and so my photo composition has the limitations that presents. Any glance at the better travel bloggers […]

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The Church of the Open Road

2018 has to be one of the best years of my life. I can hardly comprehend all the riding I did this year. January seems long ago. As we age years pass in the blink of an eye, I did not know it was possible still to slow time down. […]

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Small Autumn Ride Japan

Winter is approaching but I have too much rubber left on my tyres for the year. Time for a ride. The FJR is very comfortable protecting me from the cold air. Overseas I rent cheapest bikes but this is so much nicer. Just three hours away yet this is the […]

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Harley Davidson Street 750 review

I rode a Harley Davidson Street 750 in Oman and UAE for 7 days. This is a small review.I am not going to talk specifications, you can read that in the press release type articles published everywhere. Also I chose to rent a Street 750 purely based on it being […]

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Oman Motorcycle Ride

Returning from South Africa I hopped off at Dubai to try a ride with a difference. I have a few places on my ride bucket list collectively under a subtitle of ‘maybe’.  Seeing I was flying via Dubai I decided to action one of those. This I imagined would make […]

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BMW G310 – 10 days ride review

I rode a BMW G310 from Johannesburg to Cape Town for a 10 day tour (link here). This is a small honest report on how I found the bike.Not going to rehash all the specs, heaps of press release type ‘reviews’ already published.Let me first say I chose the bike […]

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South Africa Motorcycle Ride part four

Day nine I depart Oudtshoorn and ride route 62 which seems like the route 66 of South Africa featuring in most ride reports.First up is the excellent Huisrivier pass.Then I stopped like everyone seems to at Ronnies Sex Shop. Its a bar with a story and seems uninterested in tourists.It’s […]

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South Africa Motorcycle Ride part 3

Day Seven Up early today shopping for a phone. The big name models are too much but a local carrier branded Android phone is affordable. (See part two for why I am talking phones) The phone stolen was 4 years old but still ran better than this new one. Reminds […]

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South Africa Motorcycle Ride part two

Day four. Leslotho. Leaving Clarens I enjoyed more of the Golden Gate national park. Difficult to capture in a photo but grand landscapes as I had hope to see in Africa. Click for larger view.Next stop Leslotho.Perhaps the most casual border I have crossed. A teenage guy at the immigration […]

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South Africa Motorcycle Ride

I have decided to bring forward the last few big ticket items on my bucket list of rides before I make excuses not to do them. One of those always included South Africa, so I am going to try ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town.  The post South Africa Motorcycle […]

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Helmet Stories

With one notable omission I hope to complete my bucket list of rides in the coming months. Every trip I gather experience to try something more ambitious. I’m riding places now solo I never imagined. This has reaffirmed I might not be a total dumbass and there is some merit […]

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A visit to Honda Motorcycles

Another item ticked off my list, I rode up to Motegi to visit Honda. I was waiting for two fine days in a row, I had to settle on one and a half, the finest period for the month.To get north is either a 120km detour to avoid Tokyo or […]

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