Articles by: Warren

Sardinia

A Motorcycling Paradise I became aware of Sardinia being a motorcycle destination back when we had print magazines and manufacturers wined and dined journalists at new bike launches in special riding places. From regional Australia it was four flights and three days to get here. I flew with Cathay Pacific […]

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Book Review – The best of Peter Egan

By Peter Egan I’ve read some of Peter Egan’s writing before and decided this collection would provide a way to pass some time on another long haul journey to ride a far away place. Peter is a very talented writer. I wish I had a fraction of his skills. The […]

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Froggs Toggs Pro Lite Rain Suit

I’ve tried many items claimed to keep you dry riding in rain and most have proved to be useless in one way or another. Jackets with Gore-Tex zip in liners work as long as the outer layer of the jacket does not get waterlogged. They come with a ‘Durable Water […]

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Good Enough

Phone cameras produce images that are ‘good enough’ for blog publishing. That’s something I have said and other bloggers I follow such as Chillertek have said. It has even been stated by some serious professional photographers I follow. Despite this while enjoying a look back at my rides recently I […]

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MRA Routeplanner and MyRoute App

I have been a long time user of Ride with GPS. All my routes for all my motorcycle tours going back to around 2012 are made using this web based tool however since Mid 2023 I have started a transition to MRA Routeplanner. There are a few reasons for this […]

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Dainese Plaza 3 Gloves

I got caught out with the weather on my New Zealand South Island tour so grabbed whatever I could find in the way of warmer gloves to allow that ride to continue and as it turns out got myself a reasonable pair of winter gloves. The Dainese Plaza 3 gloves […]

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Book review – The Bad Editor

By Peter Jones The Bad Editor is a collection of previously published motorcycle magazine columns and a look behind the scenes at what motorcycle journalists used to get up to in the days before the internet when we still bought magazines and what was written in them was fairly influential. […]

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Book Review – Around the World On a Small Motorcycle

By J. Peter “The Bear” Thoeming I have a number of motorcycle travel books in my Kindle about events that happened a long time ago and of those have only managed to finish reading two; Jupiters Travels and One Man Caravan. Books about overland travel made long ago can suffer […]

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New Zealand Motorcycle Tour

South Island Autumn Ride I did not know this was going to be an Autumn ride until I set off and nearly froze. With all my experience planning motorcycle tours I still get it wrong sometimes. I have been to New Zealand before and twice to the south island so […]

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Big, Medium and Small BMW GS’s

I have just completed a tour in Mexico on the BMW 1250GS, a tour in Colombia on the BMW 750GS and I own a BMW 310GS. Seems a good excuse to compare some notes. BMW 310 GS I’ve owned the smallest GS over a year but have not ridden it […]

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Book review – The Zimbabwean Psychiatrist’s Hat

By Spencer James Conway I enjoyed Spencer’s first book. It followed his motorcycle travels around Africa including many dangerous hair raising adventures. However his second book promoted as being the story of his motorcycle journey around South America is not actually that, nor is it very good. At the end […]

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Colombia Motorcycle Tour

I originally made a booking to ride Colombia in 2019 but just prior to that I rode South Africa where I was attacked. After that experience I paused and had a rethink of my plans to ride solo in South America. I remained interested to ride the Andes mountains of […]

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