Articles by: Warren

First ride of 2021

I’ve been watching the weather looking for a couple of mild days to go riding so when I saw 10° ☀️ forecast I packed my bag. The evening before it rained with a minimum 1° and seeing ice on my railing I gingerly rode down to the port. The sea […]

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Daytona chest protectors

Part two of upgrading my summer mesh jacket. Quick recap, in part one I decided I was not satisfied with the level of protection my RS Tachi Crossover summer jacket offered. Living and riding mostly in cooler climate I have become accustomed to wearing more substantial gear than the mesh […]

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Winter socks by Danish Endurance

I have been using Alpinestars thick boot socks for about 10 years and they have been versatile 3 season Autumn to Spring items. I was considering to get them again but am doubtful the quality would be the same given how poor the Alpinestars items I’ve purchased more recently have […]

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The Glass Half Full

The first rule of Fight Club 2021 is: You do not talk about 2020. It’s all going to be ok now we are in the new year according to my social media feeds. Sounds great, but I think that is ignoring how long it’s going to take to get the […]

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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 a limited dioptric adjustment for its EVF. My sight changed a little and with the dioptric adjuster already set to max the […]

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