For many people Facebook, YouTube and Instagram has replaced blogging. However social media as of writing remains a search engine Bermuda Triangle and anything not recent disappears. Some fantastic rides that were only posted to Facebook are now forgotten and all the wonderful images and stories lost. I think it’s a shame because my touring was initially inspired by interesting rides on blogs, not from the ‘look at me’ stuff on social media or the crappy GoPro videos that fill YouTube.  

Other motorcycle travel bloggers that have inspired some of my rides: 

Sarawak Adventure Rider 

Vietnam Coracle

Orsons Travel Blog (alas this once terrific site has been abandoned) 

Motorcycle Meanders

Motogirl in Thailand

Forum ride reports are also inspirational and ADV forum has many good ones, here is a couple I enjoyed.

Ride for Smiles

Around the world in 800 days

Angola, its not like they said

Facebook group recommendation:

Black Dog Adventure Club – A bunch of guys who organise low cost bike tours in Asia.

Rental shops I can recommend: 

Pop Rider Thailand

Flamingo travel Vietnam 

Rocker Moto Croatia

Another motorcycle forum I that has inspired some of my riding:

Ride Asia

Best roads guide for Europe

Motorcycle Diaries

Worldwide sights and road depository  for riders


Other links

Motorcycle bloggers I read. 

The Road to Nowhere – Fuzzy Galore –   Trobairitz’ Tablet – Zed14

Tarsnakes – Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist – Daves Viewpoint

 Bandit Rider – The Church of the Open Road Press

Riding on a VStar – Moto ManiaTombstones Travels

Australian Motorcycle Diaries – Lady on Motorbike – Tales from the road

Flies in your teeth – Helmet Stories – Rider Chris – MotoAdrenaline tours

Motonoodles – Motorumla – On The Back Wheel – Moto Japan – A view from above

Bike tech 7 – Asphalt and Beyond – Bikehedonia

Miles for Minds – On Her Bike – On the Run

MotoMorgana – Riding with the wolf – XT Adventures Notiers Frontiers

I have a dream – Tsigane’s Blog

Unfortunately my list keeps shrinking, as people stop updating blogs or let domains lapse but there are no doubt many other good rider blogs I have not come across. If you keep a active riding blog then send me your link.