Qoocam 8K Vs Theta SC

I like the 360 degree photo format and have enjoyed using my Ricoh Theta SC for a few years but the low resolution and modest dynamic range limits how often I include images from it on the blog. I switched to using Dermandar panorama app on my phone to take […]

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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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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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Three and a half rides

I’ve been travelling about SE Asia during some of the long Japanese winter and enjoyed riding Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. This post is merely a few thoughts or images that do not fit my usual motorcycle trip reports on the blog (as suggested by readers I add to the blog […]

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Blogger to WordPress – true experience

Coming up to a year since I commenced the move to WordPress and I have a few thoughts for moto-bloggers considering the same. Every site I read prior suggested it was as easy as falling off a log and ‘you will wish you had done it years ago’. Well that […]

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Olympus Air A01

Yes I have another imaging device I am testing out in my quest (hobby) of better on bike riding photos. Back in 2015 Olympus released their take on the lens only type of camera. These devices were designed to use your smartphone screen and were briefly tipped to be the […]

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Notes from Turkey

A follow up to my recent motorcycle ride in Turkey (click text to read) with a few extra photos and info that may not be motorcycle related. (as suggested I do more often by readers) In Antalya the old town is by far the nicest area. It is restricted car […]

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Five years with the Yamaha FJR1300

My neighbour always tells me I have seen so much of Japan, which is true, but there remains more here to explore on the remote back roads and so I am pausing to consider if I need to change motorcycles to reach these places and indeed if I want to […]

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Japan tour, the B-roll

Recently I was able to obtain some feedback from the non motorcyclist readers who visit the blog and it was interesting to hear their comments. One suggestion was I include a little more of the off bike things in my travels. Actually this is a good idea as it will […]

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WordPress Blog debut.

After 13 years at Blogger I decided to relocate. Why? Well I guess a  lot of things combined to make now the time to move. I had many old posts with small thumbnails. Half of those had broken links and so much content long past it’s prime. Google announced they […]

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Camera Talk

I think this site has three main elements; Travel, Motorcycling and Photography. The later I have not posted so much about. (maybe poor grammar is my fourth element ha-ha) After a 30 year hiatus I am again a Canon user. Last Canon I owned was the EOS 650 back in […]

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