Articles by: Warren

Doppleganger Tank Bag

I recently picked up a new tank bag to see if this is an answer for carrying my camera gear. I’ve been on a merry-go-round with cameras since I returning to still photography from video. I progress from small pocketable models to bigger models and twice now ended up with […]

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Mid Season Meandering

Between Spring and Summer is Japan’s rainy season so it seemed a joke when the tv news announced it will be fine next week. However after checking the modelling on Windy this seemed true. Quickly assembling some routes sitting on the shelf from a previous washed out tour I packed […]

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Pole to Pole – Coda

Part 4 Leaving Amakusa I am riding across Kyushu to Beppu. I have abandoned my original riding plan due to the arrival of Japan’s rainy season (Tsuyu) a month early. I am fortunate to leave before rain and ride into fine but hazy skies. By chance I discover a nice […]

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25 years sharing good rides

I first started posting motorcycle photos and roads to the internet about ’95 – best I can recall. I had home internet around the time of Windows 95. Anyone remember the Start me Up commercial? Access was sold by the hour but there really wasn’t much content, WWW was in […]

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Pole to Pole – South by Southwest

Part 3, Kyushu Disembarking from the overnight ferry in Shibushi proceeds quickly with so few people. For once a delay would be preferable as I ride out of the hull into heavy rain. I abandon my route to take the expressway. It is mid morning before I find a place […]

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Pole to Pole. Ishigaki to Wakkanai

With most of us being constrained to riding within our own borders I decided to look at how big a ride I could do inside Japan. Japan stretches a long distance. Wakkanai is 26km from Russia and gets 6.6 metres of snow a year. Ishikgaki is next to Taiwan with […]

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Blogger to WordPress – Two years on

It’s two years since I moved from Blogger to WordPress and my views have changed from what I first wrote about the experience. Recap I used Blogger for 13 years and with an aftermarket template I had a WordPress look with home page slider images and proper menus but there […]

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Winter Base Layer Comparison

This winter instead of being in SE Asia I found myself in Japan but I have been getting out for small local rides on the coastal roads that remain free of ice. Whilst the temperatures can be cold the right gear makes all the difference and the item I found […]

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Ishigaki

Pole to Pole tour part 1. With global travel still some way off I decided to see how far I could travel within the borders of Japan. Quite some distance it turns out. Cape Sata in Kagoshima prefecture is often referred to as a southerly point of Japan but Okinawa […]

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In Clancy’s Boots by Geoff Hill

Book Review Geoff Hill is an award winning Irish journalist and travel writer who enjoys overland motorcycle journeys. This is his 5th long distance adventure and the most interesting of all his books for me. Geoff sets out to retrace the journey made by the first round the world motorcycle […]

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Visiting Nikon Japan, and other distractions

Three things I can think of that would improve my ride photos. Shoot at dawn and at sunset when landscapes look best. Difficulty to implement – medium, I can wait somewhere until that time but riding at night with wildlife is stupid. Since I am not trying to impress other […]

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Zen Time

It seems as I age my mind becomes increasingly difficult to live with. I get fatigue from it constantly replaying every obscure dumb thing I have done. Riding a motorcycle is a way to escape the B grade Dusk to Dawn Drive-in movie marathon of my life playing in my […]

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