Tested or reviewed

Some notes about things I have used, not in depth, but honest with no affiliations.

In Clancy’s Boots by Geoff Hill

Book Review Geoff Hill is an award winning Irish journalist and travel writer who enjoys overland motorcycle journeys. This is his 5th long distance adventure and the most interesting of all his books for me. Geoff sets out to retrace the journey made by the first round the world motorcycle […]

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Think about your ears.

You probably never will. They are there and they work. Eyes you will think about. You know you need a helmet shield, goggles or safety glasses otherwise without protection your eyes will be damaged. Same applies to your hearing. Personally I enjoy the zen of riding. Open road, machine and […]

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The Road to Gobblers Knob by Geoff Hill

Book review This is another motorcycle travel story from Geoff Hill author of Way to Go. Previously he rides a Royal Enfield from India to Belfast and now a Triumph from Chile to Alaska with his friend Clifford. I struggled with it initially. The first 1/4 of the story is […]

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Macna Fulcrum Pants review

I am very pleased with my Macna Vosges jacket but had reservations about using a similar 3 layer system in riding pants however when I saw the Macna Fulcrum pants at 55% off it seemed too good to pass up. Seems like Macna are leaving the Japan market as all […]

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Exilm FR100 Freestyle camera

My quest for good photos while riding continues. It’s been a hobby of mine since 2013 to find a device that takes good photos while I am riding – the operative word being photos, not video. Nobody reads anymore I’ve heard those words a lot lately. I met a guy […]

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Daytona chest protectors

Part two of upgrading my summer mesh jacket. Quick recap, in part one I decided I was not satisfied with the level of protection my RS Tachi Crossover summer jacket offered. Living and riding mostly in cooler climate I have become accustomed to wearing more substantial gear than the mesh […]

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Winter socks by Danish Endurance

I have been using Alpinestars thick boot socks for about 10 years and they have been versatile 3 season Autumn to Spring items. I was considering to get them again but am doubtful the quality would be the same given how poor the Alpinestars items I’ve purchased more recently have […]

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Revisiting Phone Navigation

On my Autumn tour I wanted to ride directly north via the Tokyo expressway. That runs underground extensively where a traditional GPS has no signal but some phone navigation apps work underground using cell tower signals so it seemed an opportunity to revisit phone based navigation half a day for […]

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RS Tachi Back Protector

Despite crashing into a fence when first learning to ride I went on to have a casual approach to protective gear. I think that came from living in sub tropics where it was very hot. Mesh jackets, ventilated gloves, rider jeans and similar items best suited the climate. When reviewing […]

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Motorcycle travel computing

2020 has been the year I updated things in lieu of travelling. I wish it was other way around – I’d prefer to be riding places but besides my somewhat regular camera swapping the rest of my gear is 10-20 years old. My Dryrider summer jacket was over 20 years. […]

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RS Tachi helmet visor treatments

I was testing a different brand of visor treatments on this years Autumn cold weather ride. Previously for anti fog I tried that oddly named cat crap wax but as I reported on the old blog years back even if buffed perfectly like the fanboys say is needed the visor […]

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Canon G1X M3 vs Lumix LX100 M2

Camera Talk Why would I change cameras to something with lower specifications? Why change cameras at all now that phones are so good? My Canon G1X M3 had such a small EVF and a limited dioptric adjustment. My sight changed a little and with the dioptric adjuster already set to […]

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