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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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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España

I just came across a previously unpublished photo from my ride last year in Spain that for me really captures the feel of riding Andalucía. Incredible empty roads through desert like landscapes. It’s one place in Europe I will certainly return. Not just for the amazing roads. Great food and […]

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Okinawa – quick visit

I recently went to Okinawa. Japan consists of 47 prefectures or states and this is the only one I had not seen. At nearly 3 hours flying south it is only a little bit less than to the Philippines and quite different to the rest of Japan. Okinawa first appeared […]

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Event – Two Yamaha’s, One Passion

Besides exploring the world on two wheels I have a few other interests. I dabble in photography and for a long time was interested in architecture. I thought about pursuing a career in that direction but wound up creating computer simulations of train networks instead before deciding to hell with […]

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Book – Motorcycle Messengers

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a collection of short stories, a sample pack from the authors easy to read while travelling. Perfect to have on your phone in the plane or airport queues. The stories are quite varied, one made me chuckle out loud while one almost […]

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Motorcycle Paradise featured on Motorcyclist life

Motorcycle Paradise has been featured in the Motorcyclist Life Best Motorcycle Blogs. Some nice blogs listed there, I lost half a day reading and have bookmarked some for future. I do wish bloggers would provide links to their rides or major articles rather than merely an archive. It’s very hard […]

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Motorcycle Paradise featured on Feedspot

Motorcycle Paradise has been included in the Top 100 motorcycle blogs at Feedspot (actually been there awhile it seems) which surprised  me. It has occurred to me I could try get it more widely known but magazine style sites are out of vogue now. The worst video channel on YouTube still […]

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Nolan N43 helmet liner replacement

A small update here while I am not riding. I decided to look for a new helmet but despite being in Japan am not taken with any of the jet style helmets on the shelf here. The Arai and Shoei are comfortable but lack venting compared to my Nolan N43 […]

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Promo – Ride NZ

I get a lot of requests to promote things, mostly spam spam and spam. However every now and again I find something arrives in the mail box that is worth passing on. The New Zealand Transport Agency in conjunction with Greater Wellington Regional Council contacted me about letting readers know […]

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