Rides in Asia

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Laos Motorcycle Ride

The Black Dog riders club had been planning to do a tour from Thailand through Laos in February this year. The situation with taking the bikes across the border changed and they converted the trip into another Thailand ride. Even though northern Thailand is a road riders paradise I opted […]

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Southern Vietnam Motorcycle Tour part two

Continuing my motorcycle tour of the southern area of Vietnam, I took a few days off in Nha Trang and this was good timing to get over a flu I had picked up.The place was recovering from the very late in the year typhoon that had affected the first part […]

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Southern Vietnam motorcycle ride. Part one.

I wanted to escape the cold Japanese winter so I dusted off a plan I had to ride from Saigon to Hanoi. Vietnam is long and narrow and the weather varies considerably from the south to the north. In the lead up to this trip there was a huge amount […]

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India Himalayan motorcycle tour (part two)

In part one I travelled to India and from Delhi to Manali where along the way the bus narrowly avoided being swept over the edge of a mountain at a landslide. From Manali I have been riding a Royal Enfield over the rugged but stunning road to Leh. Part one […]

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India Himalayan motorcycle tour

Prelude Riding the Himalayas in India has long been on my bucket list. In my mind this is a ride all about the journey so I wanted to experience the classic approach. To traverse up the Manali to Leh highway on a 1950’s British designed Royal Enfield Bullet  – for […]

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Taiwan Moto Tour – By Any Means

I have been wanting to do a motorcycle tour in Taiwan ever since I watched Charlie Boorman ride there in his By Any Means television series back in 2009. Not an easy task when there is no regular motorcycle rental permitted for foreigners. I decided eventually to follow the title […]

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Black Dog Adventure Club ride Thailand

I decided 2017 should be a year I try different things. So instead of my usual solo travel I joined up with a bunch of like minded blokes to ride around Thailand.   Black Dog Adventure Club ride Thailand first appeared on Motorcycle Paradise March 2017 I am a confident […]

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Motorcycling in Borneo

I finally made it to Koto Kinabalu to try some motorcycle riding in Sabah. Last time I was heading there I got food poisoning in Philippines and went back home. Fortunately this time round I arrived well and brought my mate from the Philippines along. It’s just an hour away […]

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Philippines Mini Ride report

I was on my way to Borneo from Thailand but was picking up my mate who lives in the Philippines on the way to ride Borneo with me. My other mate who had just ridden in Thailand with me wanted to come to visit our mutual friend living in the […]

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Two loonies ride Thailand

I have already toured the northern mountains of Thailand twice and was not initially planning to return this Christmas however a opportunity arose to meet up with my long time ride partner from Australia. Some info about riding Thailand. If you are tempted to try an overseas ride then in […]

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Motorcycling Indonesia – East Java volcano tour

I had an idea to do a ride in Indonesia for a while now.Mentioning I will ride Indonesia everybody seems to say ‘oh Bali’ but IMO that is almost a different country. Phuket, Boracay and Bali – just not my thing. (Updated 2018 – images refreshed, words trimmed and couple […]

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Philippines Motorcycle tour

I enjoyed touring the Philippines, nothing went really to plan but that just suits travel here.(Updated 2018, photos refreshed, couple of new photos added and slight edit to trim it down) After my recent ride in northern Thailand I flew to Philippines to meet an old mate of mine. My […]

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