Archive for 2019

Highlands Tour part two

Continuing my ride in the New England Tablelands on the MT-07 I depart Uralla with no firm route because the weather forecasts have been rain on the coast but decide to ride to Dorrigo then see what it is like. I arrive Armidale with the sun already a little high […]

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Highlands Tour

The New England Highlands is a region in Australia full of dramatic landscapes, interesting history and great riding. Whilst travelling downunder I took an opportunity to revisit this area. Initially visiting my home town Brisbane did not include a ride. I ended up with a few spare days so thought […]

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Rational thinking

Motorcycle No.10 Continuing the series about my motorcycles this is my current machine. The tenth and only bike I have purchased by trying to be rational rather then emotional but with motorcycles I think the latter is just as important. Riding in Japan is superb however not something I can […]

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New Blog debut.

After 13 years at Blogger I decided to relocate. Why? Well I guess a  lot of things combined to make now the time to move. I had many old posts with small thumbnails. Half of those had broken links and so much content long past it’s prime. Google announced they […]

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Tourmaster Cold-Tex 3.0 Gloves

Whilst I try to avoid riding in the coldest weather, Spring or Autumn in Japan can see me out in low teens or single digit temperatures. In that weather none of my existing gloves are up to the task. I turn on my heated grips which are a great assist […]

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2010 Honda CB1100

Motorcycle number 9. Continuing the series about my motorcycles, I happened to be in Japan when the reborn Honda CB1100 was released and fell in love with it on a weekend ride. I liked most how the bike was so enjoyable at a lesser pace. Honda marketing in Japan went […]

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Motorcycle Touring Thailand, a guide, part two

I am continuing my most recent motorcycle tour in Northern Thailand and offering some info to assist other people thinking to try an overseas ride.Part one is here with info about when to ride, renting a bike, the best roads and other tips. 2019 tour day five.From Uttaradit I rode […]

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Motorcycle Touring Northern Thailand – a guide

This is my 5th motorcycle tour of Thailand, and about my 15th visit to the country. I feel completely at ease riding or just hanging out here. I think it is an ideal place for a rider to visit and so this post is about how you might ride here […]

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