Fantastic Fukui

Starting to know a few of the roads around Nagoya now but it would take years to explore them all. I set off to revisit route 157 in Gifu. I previously started down this road but turned back at what appeared to be road closed ahead type signage which I […]

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Trip to Toyama

It is rainy season here in Japan now but when the weather permits I am loading up the bike and heading out to explore. Most recently I went about as far north as possible in one day to Toyama district and enjoyed one of the best rides I have completed […]

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Coast to Coast

How often can you say you went from one side of the country to the other in a day. How about back again same day. Welcome to Japan. I did not set out to purposely to see two different oceans on the same day however leaving Nagoya bound west I […]

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Two wheels in Japan

I am back on two wheels in Japan. After I sold my Honda CB1100 I had no vehicle in Australia. I had long since sold my car having decided to never own another but I missed my bike almost immediately. Soon I began to think what I might buy in […]

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Go your own way

First published 02.03.2013 to motorcycleparadise.blogspot.com I think that was a motorcycle slogan once. I know I have said it before in this blog somewhere but today the thought came to me anew not recycled from the past. I was riding my old favourite loop into NSW via Mt Lindsey, Summerland […]

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Motorcycle Holiday reading

My motorcycle tour for this years festive season was impacted by weather and personal illness so I ended up spending more time indoors than on the road. This allowed me to catch up on some reading, motorcycle books of course. And I will give a brief review on each. Leanings […]

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Dirty day out

First published 25.11.2012 to motorcycleparadise.blogspot.com At last a weekend where it was not thunderstorms. About time the weather came good and today it brought everyone out for a ride. Had no real plan and decided to retrace some of my last ride that I had to abort due to rain. […]

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Spring Colours

First published 27.10.2012 to motorcycleparadise.blogspot.com I went for a 1/2 day ride over the border ranges today to do some thinking and again noted Saturday to be a more relaxed ride without the usual Sunday distractions. Now is a great time to visit this area as there is still many […]

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A Saturday Ride

First published 07.10.2012 to motorcycleparadise.blogspot.com I think I may try alternating between riding on Sunday to riding on Saturdays. I went for a Saturday ride for a change and experienced a better ride than I do on most Sundays due to far less traffic.  While tempted to go to my […]

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Book – Jupiter’s Travels

Finally got around to reading this famous motorcycle travel book. I have been going to order it from Amazon for years and then saw it on the shelf the other day of my local book shop. Of course I paid twice the online price as is everything retail in this […]

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Old Stomping Ground

First published 17.06.2012 to motorcycleparadise.blogspot.com When I started riding I had a small bike and riding it anywhere was a joy. Every ride was a wonderful experience without any need for speed. I used to always ride then with other guys and thus at some point things became competitive and […]

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North of the Border

First published 27.05.2012 to motorcycleparadise.blogspot.com For a change I decided to do a smaller ride sticking to the roads in the Gold Coast hinterland which I have not been riding much lately. Still damp riding up Springbrook with most of the road in complete shadow until the sun rises further. […]

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