World Rides

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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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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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Balkans motorcycle ride

I was not planning a ride in Europe as I had to travel to India however with time on my hands I found rather than fly direct to India I could go via Europe for same price. That got me thinking about riding the Adriatic coast which has been on […]

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North West States and British Columbia

Riding North America has been fantastic. The riding every day exceeded my expectations by a long margin. I started this tour in San Francisco renting a BMW R1200RT from Eagle Rider. The rental process was smooth and having stayed in a hotel nearby I simply walked to the shop in […]

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Sicily Motorcycle Ride

I have had an interest in Sicily for since childhood thanks in part to some of my family having grown up with the Italian community in Innisfail North Queensland which had a strong connection to Etna region Sicily. An opportunity presented itself recently to make a small visit.   First […]

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Andalucía Motorcycle Ride

Whilst I more or less decided not to do any more riding in Europe circumstances changed and I unexpectedly found myself flying to Spain for a couple of weeks. I dusted off my plans I once had for riding Andalucía. Spain had been one of the places on my bucket […]

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Motorcycling around Ireland

I set off recently to do a ride of Europe and managed to tour Ireland before having to put the rest on hold. I took my previous post about my plans down to reword but now I shall just write a little about riding the Emerald Isle. My plan was […]

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Europe Alps Tour

After wanting to ride the Europe alps for a very long time but never being able to decide how or what I decided to go with tour for my first overseas ride and just completed the Edelweiss Ultimate Alps tour. It was nice fun and a relaxed way to ride […]

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