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Motorcycle Paradise

Been meaning to mention all the motorcycle books I have been reading on my travels and keep forgetting. Here is a few to begin. When I was r...
A strong point of blogs is their archive of information that Google can search. Things posted on Facebook fall into in a Bermuda triangle an...
Another item ticked off my list, I rode up to Motegi to visit Honda.
Motorcycle #8 No logical reason to buy another bike at the time. Visiting the HD/BMW dealership they had one example of the final Buell XB...
Wait! It’s not as much as it seems - just everything spread right out as next photo shows once together.  
In between heat waves and typhoons a fine week appeared. Time to ride. Previously I toured the remote Goto islands then Tsushima . Now Sado...
Just won the award for longest post title in a blog with that one… ha-ha In my former home the licence plate logo says “Sunshine State”, lik...
Motorcycle #10 People say the number of motorcycles needed is N+1. (where N is current number) But owning more than one motorcycle at one ti...
I think this site has three main elements; Travel, Motorcycling and Photography. The later I have not posted so much about. (maybe poor gram...
GPS navigation for motorcycle touring is a subject that seems to still be misunderstood There are two primary choices of device, the smartph...
Motorcycle # 3 In hindsight one of the better things that happened to me was too many speeding tickets in the mid 90’s. This put me on a go...
Motorcycle #7 This was my ‘2006 ish’ MV Agusta Brutale 750. After a couple of years on my Buell XB Lighting I grew tired of the mid range fl...
I have for some time wondered what the area around Lake Toba in North Sumatra would be like to ride. I was not able to find any bike rental ...
Continuing my ride on the island of Flores, from Riung I cross a series of mountains as I travel south. I was expecting the road to be ok as...
It rained last night and the clouds were still clinging to the mountains in the morning so I slept in. Eventually I set off to visit the Kel...
There’s a title you don’t see every day on a blog. This is a part of Indonesia, a country most Australians only know as Bali. But Indonesia ...
After repeatedly getting wet recently I have come to the conclusion Gore-tex rider gear totally loses its water resistance over time.. Yes I...
Today was a very important day weather wise because I had saved what might possibly be the best viewpoint to last. When designing this tour ...
I depart Nagasaki day twelve into steady rain. I had experienced nice weather in other key areas so did not feel too disappointed. But it d...
Leaving southern Kagoshima region on day nine my progress is slow, without elaborating I have to stop at every rest room and eventually seek...
Day seven I got my washing done last night, most hotels in Japan have coin laundries and it makes motorcycle touring easy. Wet roads and som...
Leaving Kochi on day four of my tour the weather is perfect. Huge ride planned for today if all my chosen roads are open. First up a unexpe...
I love lookouts. Viewpoints. Or observatories as they are called in Japan. I decided to ride around visiting the best ones I had found on Go...
Motorcycle #6 My 2003 Buell XB9. Few motorcycles were so misunderstood as Eric Buell’s XB. I had paid no attention to them when launched. A ...
A long time ago I did a earplug shootout where I got two sample packs of different earplugs from the USA earplug superstore. Comparing two d...
I have had this bit of gear for a couple of seasons already and forgot to write about it. Initially I bought this after having lots of drama...
I’ve been doing a bit of riding in Asia of late and my riding gear has slipped to more casual than it should be. A fair bit of that is on sc...
One of the most useful items when motorcycle riding is a neck tube type scarf. In cool conditions they help seal top of your jacket, stop dr...