Tested or reviewed

Just simple words about things I have purchased and bikes I have rented but honest reviews not fake bullshit that fills YouTube.

Book Review – The best of Peter Egan

By Peter Egan I’ve read some of Peter Egan’s writing before and decided this collection would provide a way to pass some time on another long haul journey to ride a far away place. Peter is a very talented writer. I wish I had a fraction of his skills. The […]

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Froggs Toggs Pro Lite Rain Suit

I’ve tried many items claimed to keep you dry riding in rain and most have proved to be useless in one way or another. Jackets with Gore-Tex zip in liners work as long as the outer layer of the jacket does not get waterlogged. They come with a ‘Durable Water […]

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Dainese Plaza 3 Gloves

I got caught out with the weather on my New Zealand South Island tour so grabbed whatever I could find in the way of warmer gloves to allow that ride to continue and as it turns out got myself a reasonable pair of winter gloves. The Dainese Plaza 3 gloves […]

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Book review – The Bad Editor

By Peter Jones The Bad Editor is a collection of previously published motorcycle magazine columns and a look behind the scenes at what motorcycle journalists used to get up to in the days before the internet when we still bought magazines and what was written in them was fairly influential. […]

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Book Review – Around the World On a Small Motorcycle

By J. Peter “The Bear” Thoeming I have a number of motorcycle travel books in my Kindle about events that happened a long time ago and of those have only managed to finish reading two; Jupiters Travels and One Man Caravan. Books about overland travel made long ago can suffer […]

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Big, Medium and Small BMW GS’s

I have just completed a tour in Mexico on the BMW 1250GS, a tour in Colombia on the BMW 750GS and I own a BMW 310GS. Seems a good excuse to compare some notes. BMW 310 GS I’ve owned the smallest GS over a year but have not ridden it […]

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Book review – The Zimbabwean Psychiatrist’s Hat

By Spencer James Conway I enjoyed Spencer’s first book. It followed his motorcycle travels around Africa including many dangerous hair raising adventures. However his second book promoted as being the story of his motorcycle journey around South America is not actually that, nor is it very good. At the end […]

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Rough and Road Primaloft Adventure Winter Gloves

I owned a number of items from the Yokohama motorcycle gear brand Rough and Road when I lived in Japan and found all their gear to be well designed and priced competitively. So I recently got a new pair of gloves from them. I used Tenso a freight forwarder in […]

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A week with a Kawasaki KLR650

I did not think I could say more than has already been said about this venerable model however turns out few people have been asking me questions about it. Features wise it is a basic bike but the only thing I missing for touring Tasmania was heated grips and these […]

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Book Review – Riding Towards Me

Riding Towards Me by Jay Kannaiyan is a book I have been reading on and off for 6 months and finally finished on my flights down to Tasmania for my next motorcycle tour. It took awhile to get through not because it is uninteresting but because it is a lengthy […]

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TCX Clima Gore-tex Surround boots

What am I doing reviewing another pair of boots so soon. Well I had some problems with the Gaerne GTX Air boots. I purchased size EU 44 and received boots stamped EU 44 on box and on the boots. EU 44 equals USA 10 which is my size. Now inside […]

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Book Review – Adventure Motorcyclist

Adventure Motorcyclist by Dr Gregory W Frazier. I saw this book mentioned on Ride in Asia forum so picked it up on kindle and basically read it in a few long sessions on my flights and layovers during the 30 hour journey from Townsville to Warsaw. (and a warning this […]

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