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Just my notes on a few things, no in depth analysis. I’m not selling anything, no affiliation no sponsorship.

One Man Caravan – No Thru Road

Two more motorcycle travel books I have read. One Man Caravan This is an extraordinary adventure, but a book I had difficulty to finish. 1932-33 Robert Edison Fulton at age 23 rode solo from London to Tokyo on a Douglas motorcycle. His feat predates all the more modern overland adventure […]

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All the gear no idea. Way to go.

Two more motorcycle travel books. With touring off due to the virus I am catching up on few things I had forgotten about like posting these two motorcycle adventure books. All the Gear, No Idea In 1997 Michele Harrison at age 33 quit her office job and purchased a Royal […]

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Head Check. Far and Away.

Two motorcycle riding books. This lock down has achieved one thing, forced me to finish a bunch of stuff. That includes books that have been sitting in my Kindle library. I currently have six out of seven 100% read but I will try spread the posts out to not turn […]

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Honda XR150 Vs Yamaha XT125

If you do much riding in SE Asia beyond Thailand you will encounter countries with motorcycle engine capacity limits and find these two bikes in rental shops. I have completed two tours on each and kept a couple of notes. I first rode the XT125 in southern Vietnam from HCM […]

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Six days with the Honda CB650R

For this years ride in Northern Thailand I rented a CB650R and have a few notes on the bike. I like this class of motorcycle. Mid size naked. It doesn’t suit my current location but if I was back in my old stomping ground I’d probably own something in this […]

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Ratchet type helmet locking t-bar

If you own a helmet with a ratchet type strap rather than the D type strap then it is a challenge to secure these using said strap. It’s not something I have needed to do frequently but in some locations I really want to leave the helmet on the bike. […]

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Waypoints

I have a few motorcycle travel e-books I have been reading lately when flying and have become bogged down in about four of them. However Waypoints by Bud Miller I breezed through on my recent travels to Vietnam. Mostly because it’s not a very big volume, but also as it […]

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56 Design – Edwin rider jeans

Ahead of a trio of rides in SE Asia next year I decided to get a new pair of riding jeans. I’ve owned a couple pairs of rider jeans over the years. Alpinestar and Draggin items, neither of which I liked because they were not comfortable on the bike and […]

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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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Ten days with a Yamaha XT660R

I had never really noticed this motorcycle before, but after riding one in Turkey I now see quite a few people in those overlander groups on Facebook have them set up as ‘traveler’ bikes and along with the venerable KLR650 are a popular choice for riders on budget doing extended […]

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Motorcycle Messengers 2

I always try to have a few books to read when I do one of my motorcycle tours. Being a cheap charlie I’m usually on LCC flights with no entertainment system, but even on regular airlines I can scroll through all the movies and not find anything I would watch. […]

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Alpinestars Atom gloves

I went looking for new summer gloves in Japan and despite 100’s on display in the motorcycle superstore Naps I came away with something from a familiar brand Alpinestars but later regretted buying. In Japan there are loads of motorcycle accessory brands I am not familiar with. Some are reputable […]

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