Articles by: Warren

Ishigaki

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 is a long way south of […]

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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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Think about your ears.

You probably never will. They are there and they work. Eyes you will think about. You know you need a helmet shield, goggles or safety glasses otherwise without protection your eyes will be damaged. Same applies to your hearing. Personally I enjoy the zen of riding. Open road, machine and […]

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Sanity Check

It’s approaching one year since I landed in Japan from Philippines with a plan to stay a short while before going to Australia – then everything turned to crap. I like Japan, mostly. It’s a good base for my travels, but I’ve never stayed here longer than couple months prior […]

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The Road to Gobblers Knob by Geoff Hill

Book review This is another motorcycle travel story from Geoff Hill author of Way to Go. Previously he rides a Royal Enfield from India to Belfast and now a Triumph from Chile to Alaska with his friend Clifford. I struggled with it initially. The first 1/4 of the story is […]

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Cheap Garmin GPS motorcycle navigation

How much you need navigation depends where you ride. I never used any prior to my first ride outside Australia and I could navigate regional Philippines with offline maps, but things ramp up. Riding through Europe or large cities in Asia you appreciate navigation and in my experience phone apps […]

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Macna Fulcrum Pants review

I am very pleased with my Macna Vosges jacket but had reservations about using a similar 3 layer system in riding pants however when I saw the Macna Fulcrum pants at 55% off it seemed too good to pass up. Seems like Macna are leaving the Japan market as all […]

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Exilm FR100 Freestyle camera

My quest for good photos while riding continues. It’s been a hobby of mine since 2013 to find a device that takes good photos while I am riding – the operative word being photos, not video. Nobody reads anymore I’ve heard those words a lot lately. I met a guy […]

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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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