Archive for April, 2018

Buff Vs Karrimor tube Vs North Face Cover-it

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 drafts down back of neck that lead to a chill and head colds as well they can be pulled up over your lower face […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride part three

I had two ways I could ride from Hetauda. Nicer roads lay to the east then across the range via Kamalamai which was suggested as one of the better motorcycle rides in the region.  However reading tourist sites about the country I noticed two of the best viewpoints for the […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride part two

Woke up to a lovely morning after some rain last night with peaceful view from my window. Over breakfast chatted to the hotel owner who advised my intended route today was rough unsealed road and I best ride via Pokhara. That added a few km and I decided I best […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride

I got the idea to ride Nepal one night when chatting to the Black Dog adventure group who were thinking to go there. They decided instead on Northern Vietnam but I noticed a cheap round trip fare to Kathmandu of $400 so jumped at it. The flight from Tokyo was […]

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Maximes and Memoirs

Motorcycle #5 Where does the time go, this must have been taken 20 years ago. My 1998 Triumph Speed Triple. Such a fresh bike from Triumph at a time way before naked bikes started to regain popularity. Triumph’s 885 engine had about 90hp but the three cylinder had great delivery […]

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Less is More

I rode a Honda CRF250L though some of Laos and Philippines and I dare anyone to try one of these and not have a good time. Tall saddle and big wheels but the bike is a cinch to ride once moving and soaks up every bump. No effort to explore […]

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Hanami 花見

It is cherry blossom season in Japan. This signals the arrival of Spring, amongst other things. 2018 is year Heisei 30 in the Japanese calendar but April is the beginning of the new year, March the end of the cold winter.  Girls can be seen in special kimonos at graduation […]

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