Archive for December, 2020

Last ride of 2020

Winter in Japan means much of the country is no place for motorcycle touring but across Tokyo bay lies Chiba which is little risk of ice. I have not explored there much despite it being only 18km away because 12 of those km are ocean. The ferry is around $50 […]

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Fame at last

I am sitting back waiting for the sponsors to knock on my door bearing gifts as I bask in the sun being number 5 in Top Motorcycle Touring Blogs on Feedspot. Whistling … Long time later… 😂. Oh well guess it’s back to the salt mines if I want new […]

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Revisiting Phone Navigation

On my Autumn tour I wanted to ride directly north via the Tokyo expressway. That runs underground extensively where a traditional GPS has no signal but some phone navigation apps work underground using cell tower signals so it seemed an opportunity to revisit phone based navigation half a day for […]

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RS Tachi Back Protector

Despite crashing into a fence when first learning to ride I went on to have a casual approach to protective gear. I think that came from living in sub tropics where it was very hot. Mesh jackets, ventilated gloves, rider jeans and similar items best suited the climate. When reviewing […]

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Motorcycle travel computing

2020 has been the year I updated things in lieu of travelling. I wish it was other way around – I’d prefer to be riding places but besides my somewhat regular camera swapping the rest of my gear is 10-20 years old. My Dryrider summer jacket was over 20 years. […]

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RS Tachi helmet visor treatments

I was testing a different brand of visor treatments on this years Autumn cold weather ride. Previously for anti fog I tried that oddly named cat crap wax but as I reported on the old blog years back even if buffed perfectly like the fanboys say is needed the visor […]

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Japan Autumn tour notes

I posted the conclusion to my Full Circle Japan autumn tour already but want to follow up with few things from my trip notes I excluded to reduce the word count. (Links are all internal, I have no affiliations, not selling anything. No seriously) Riding Tohoku in Autumn is possible […]

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Canon G1X M3 vs Lumix LX100 M2

Camera Talk Why would I change cameras to something with lower specifications? Why change cameras at all now that phones are so good? My Canon G1X M3 had such a small EVF with limited dioptric adjustment. My sight changed a little and with the dioptric adjuster already set to max […]

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