Turkish Delight

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 a Yamaha FJR1300 and where to next.

My neighbor always tells me I have seen so much of Japan, which is true, but there remains much more here to explore. Reaching the other places is slightly difficult on this motorcycle. I’ve done better than I thought possible but might be approaching the limit. Whilst the FJR could […]

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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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New 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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A visit to Honda Motorcycles

Another item ticked off my list, I rode up to Motegi to visit Honda. I was waiting for two fine days in a row, I had to settle on one and a half, the finest period for the month.To get north is either a 120km detour to avoid Tokyo or […]

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Himalaya tour – UHD panoramas

I can’t stop thinking about India and the Himalaya’s. Having discovered a way to present the landscapes in panning panoramas I decided to show a few more images not previously posted. (click appropriate button for UHD versions, mouse wheel to zoom) p.s. if you have slow internet then give it […]

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Age does not affect helmet polystyrene

Testing has been carried out on expanded polystyrene foam used in bicycle helmets (which is same material used in motorcycle helmets) to determine if the impact attenuation properties change with age. You can read here about the testing and the results which show the foam liner does not degrade with […]

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España

I just came across a previously unpublished photo from my ride last year in Spain that for me really captures the feel of riding Andalucía. Incredible empty roads through desert like landscapes. It’s one place in Europe I will certainly return. Not just for the amazing roads. Great food and […]

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Okinawa – quick visit

I recently went to Okinawa. Japan consists of 47 prefectures or states and this is the only one I had not seen. At nearly 3 hours flying south it is only a little bit less than to the Philippines and quite different to the rest of Japan. Okinawa first appeared […]

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Event – Two Yamaha’s, One Passion

Besides exploring the world on two wheels I have a few other interests. I dabble in photography and for a long time was interested in architecture. I thought about pursuing a career in that direction but wound up creating computer simulations of train networks instead before deciding to hell with […]

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Motorcycle Paradise featured on Motorcyclist life

Motorcycle Paradise has been featured in the Motorcyclist Life Best Motorcycle Blogs. Some nice blogs listed there, I lost half a day reading and have bookmarked some for future. I do wish bloggers would provide links to their rides or major articles rather than merely an archive. It’s very hard […]

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Motorcycle Paradise featured on Feedspot

Motorcycle Paradise has been included in the Top 100 motorcycle blogs at Feedspot (actually been there awhile it seems) which surprised  me. It has occurred to me I could try get it more widely known but magazine style sites are out of vogue now. The worst video channel on YouTube still […]

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