Articles by: Warren

The Far North

I’ve been waiting for a week of fine days in the northern tablelands to do a ride but it is the wettest place in Australia. Finally a three day window appeared so I grabbed it. All that rain feeds many waterfalls in the north of Queensland, including what is perhaps […]

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Merlin Mahala Explorer Pro pants review

I have been impressed with my Merlin Mahala Pro jacket so I decided l will get the matching pants. I already had a good pair of riding pants in the Resurgence Gear cargo’s but they were a little lighter style of pant than what I had hoped for. The Mahala […]

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Cheap Charlie motorcycle sock adventures

I’ve let Captain Cheap Charlie loose again on a madcap mission to find affordable motorcycle boot socks. (p.s. I’ve been to the Captains beach at Baler, Philippines too) I really liked my Alpinestar Coolmax boot socks that were lost in shipping. I’ve had other products from them that let me […]

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Dryrider Stealth gloves review

Not all reviews are going to be positive and this is a negative one so if that sort of thing annoys you then don’t read on. I was not intending to buy gloves from this brand but the night before my recent Kaputa tour I discovered my summer Rough and […]

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Merlin Mahala Pro jacket review

This is one of the more expensive bits of rider gear I have purchased but I had a firm idea of what I wanted and for once was not going let my inner Cheap Charlie make compromises. I specifically want to move away from nylon jackets and pants. Of all […]

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Gearelec Bluetooth Helmet headset

Do cheapo Bluetooth headsets even work? Here is Captain Cheap to find that out for you I wanted to try a helmet headset but not spend a fortune since I was not sure I had a long term use for one or that I’d even hear it given I wear […]

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Resurgence Gear cargo pants review

I continue replacing my riding gear stolen by Australia post and came to choose Resurgence gear cargo’s for my new rider pants. I lost three pairs of rider pants, My Macna Fulcrum pants with a two liner system – well suited to cool and wet weather in Japan. My BMW […]

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Kaputa Ride

The heat of far north Queensland had been getting me down so about 6.00pm one evening I decided screw it, I’m going for a ride. 4.30am in Townsville and it’s still stinking hot. I load up the bike then have to go and change my clothes which are wet through […]

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Shark City Cruiser Helmet review

Continuing shopping for motorcycle gear stolen by Australia Post I sought a replacement for my Nolan N43 Air helmet. To understand why I would seek this style of helmet I need to help you understand how hot it is living in the tropics. It’s actually too hot to ride here […]

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Les jeuxΒ sontΒ faits

Camera talk If you had any doubts that phones have taken over the camera market then the demise of DPReview.com should end that. I had wondered in what shape it might continue as but did not see a total shutdown coming. Always the best digital camera review site. Massive library […]

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Gaerne G-Air GTX Boots review

I am replacing all my rider gear which was stolen by Australia Post and am starting from the bottom up. Thinking about boots I was going to buy the very same as those lost. My TCX Explorer EVO GT boots I wore for the last decade have been excellent. Used […]

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Apple Carplay or Android Auto on any motorcycle

I have chosen Garmin for my motorcycle navigation since 2008 and have tried various phone navigation apps and Google maps in recent years but found the experience inferior. Unable to see the phone screens in sunlight, unable to operate phone tiny menu items with gloves. Curious about Apple Carplay/Android Auto […]

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