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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A visit to Yamaha Japan

There currently is a late burst of near summer weather. So I went for a ride to visit Yamaha in Shizuoka. Mostly highway but I detoured a couple of times to try my luck at two highly rated Mt Fuji view locations to break it up. I would not call […]

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Nolan N43 helmet liner replacement

A small update here while I am not riding. I decided to look for a new helmet but despite being in Japan am not taken with any of the jet style helmets on the shelf here. The Arai and Shoei are comfortable but lack venting compared to my Nolan N43 […]

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Promo – Ride NZ

I get a lot of requests to promote things, mostly spam spam and spam. However every now and again I find something arrives in the mail box that is worth passing on. The New Zealand Transport Agency in conjunction with Greater Wellington Regional Council contacted me about letting readers know […]

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First ride of Spring

It has been a long winter. 6 months of cold and rain. A rare fine day arrived so I decided to try my luck at seeing Mt Fuji. I have a poor record on this after my first ride in Japan in 2008 it has been always been obscured by […]

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Across Tokyo Bay

I think I had a touch of cabin fever. Too much time indoors hiding from the cold. Something I am not accustom to coming from the tropics. Nothing like a motorcycle ride to shake the blues. This is the Tokyo bay Aqua line highway that goes from Yokohama across the […]

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A Winters Ride

I tried my first true winter ride last week and it was better than I expected. The temperatures have been around 4 degrees daytime but clear and sunny. So when a milder 11 degree day was forecast I decided it was time to charge the battery with a ride. It […]

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Leaving Nagoya

Last ride from Nagoya but certainly not my last ride in this part of Japan which I like very much and will return to in the future. Just a quick post of a few photos I wanted to add to my set of the area on the bog. I chose […]

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Motorcycling in Mie

Trust me to be the last to find Mie, the district that is. I often find myself drawn to something afar and overlook what is right in front of me and so I have been off riding the roads in Fukui and Nagano and left my first visit to Mie […]

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Adventures in Aichi

Or perhaps I can call this post adventures in GPS navigation in Japan. To the East of Nagoya lies Toyota City and the prefecture of Aichi. I was not expecting too much in the way of good riding roads however yet again it was excellent. Once you leave Nagoya there […]

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50 motorcycle rides to do before you die.

Do you have a ride bucket list? You may start one after reading this. In no particular order let me present what might be the 50 best motorcycle rides in the world. Note, I wrote this some time ago before starting to ride many of these places and now my […]

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Nearly Nagano

I’ve been doing a few rides north from Nagoya towards Nagano. The high alps in Nagano are a bit too far for one day but there is still plenty of great roads to enjoy along the way. Getting out of Nagoya is still a challenge but I now know the […]

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