Articles by: Warren

One Man Caravan – No Thru Road

Two more motorcycle travel books I have read. One Man Caravan This is an extraordinary adventure, but a book I had difficulty to finish. 1932-33 Robert Edison Fulton at age 23 rode solo from London to Tokyo on a Douglas motorcycle. His feat predates all the more modern overland adventure […]

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Tohoku and Hokkaido Ride – return

From Shari in Hokkaido I turn my wheels south and start my return ride, however I have quite a bit to see along the way. I get lucky at Lake Kussharo caldera, the morning fog and low clouds obscured the lake when I pulled up but lift for me before […]

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Tohoku and Hokkaido ride continued

Continuing my ride in Tohoku Japan on day six I am making my way to a placed called Oga. Its an out of the way small cape in the Akita prefecture which I have always wondered about. A little cool leaving Morioka with some showers around so I switch to […]

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Tohoku and Hokkaido Ride

I was set to ride southern Japan in May however this year there had been travel restrictions in place. By late May things were being lifted so I decided to ride north since the June monsoon arrives from the south. I got a really easy ride out of the metropolis […]

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All the gear no idea. Way to go.

Two more motorcycle travel books. With touring off due to the virus I am catching up on few things I had forgotten about like posting these two motorcycle adventure books. All the Gear, No Idea In 1997 Michele Harrison at age 33 quit her office job and purchased a Royal […]

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Head Check. Far and Away.

Two motorcycle riding books. This lock down has achieved one thing, forced me to finish a bunch of stuff. That includes books that have been sitting in my Kindle library. I currently have six out of seven 100% read but I will try spread the posts out to not turn […]

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A note to past subscribers

A quick note for people who have subscribed to the blog in the past to get updates. There was no way to migrate ‘Followers’ on Blogger to WordPress so I lost touch with everyone who subscribed over the 13 years the blog was hosted there. Above is the last activity […]

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Up-scaling and sharpening ride photos

Topaz Sharpen AI I mentioned on one of my rides I was testing Topaz Sharpen AI software and thought it worth a post about that and a related program Gigapixel which I am finding useful. Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Sharpen AI software from Topaz […]

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Keep dreaming, keep planning rides.

The current situation around the world might be depressing but all the more reason to keep planning your big adventure ride and be thinking about a plan to make it happen once things recover. Like most people this year I have had to cancel my plans. So far that’s included […]

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Sakura Tour

Japan has had low number of Corona virus cases and life is relatively normal but sensing a change is coming I decided to do a small ride to see some snow capped mountains and blossoms. I normally don’t ride in Japan this time of year because the landscape is grey […]

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Honda XR150 Vs Yamaha XT125

If you do much riding in SE Asia beyond Thailand you will encounter countries with motorcycle engine capacity limits and find these two bikes in rental shops. I have completed two tours on each and kept a couple of notes. I first rode the XT125 in southern Vietnam from HCM […]

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Six days with the Honda CB650R

For this years ride in Northern Thailand I rented a CB650R and have a few notes on the bike. I like this class of motorcycle. Mid size naked. It doesn’t suit my current location but if I was back in my old stomping ground I’d probably own something in this […]

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