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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weekend Rides Archive

My local rides from Brisbane have returned to the blog upscaled. These were casual posts never containing anything meaningful yet the blog gained a small following and the photos proved popular prior to people posting everything to social media so I decided to try salvage the images. With software like […]

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Road Games

No, not the 1981 Australian movie, on my recent Hokkaido tour I played a game while on the road of imagining myself riding different bikes. My FJR1300 has done 80,000km. Not much for this model but I have a couple of issues. The engine stall problem I have talked about […]

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