Further reading

Some of my rides were inspired by people who shared their travel on blogs or forums. Many people now post to Facebook instead, but Google does not index social media so unless you happen to be following that person the info and images are not widely seen and are soon lost.

A blog whilst out of vogue is a lasting record and usually a reliable photo album so people can continue to find and enjoy reading rides there for years. Here are a few I found interesting.

Moto Bloggers


Motorcycle forums were almost forgotten when Facebook Groups arrived however now people are becoming aware the many shortcomings of Groups and lamenting the loss of many forums. Fortunately some of the best did not close and you can still enjoy their vast libraries of information.

ADV Rider – this forum is so big many of the best ride reports are buried under the more contrived. Here are a couple I found interesting and inspiring. 

Ride Asia – a small friendly motorcycle forum that has inspired some of my riding in SE Asia.

Golden Triangle Rider is a good source of information for riding SE Asia.


I don’t watch any of the GoPro videos being spammed on Facebook. I sometimes watch MC Commute since Adam took over the role.

MC Commute

I dislike the presenter and never sure if the video is unbiased as it is made by a shop but FortNine did reveal to me how shitty my Alpinestar Drystar liners were so for that I have them on my very short list of Youtubers I watch.



Motorcycle Diaries – a fantastic resource for best roads in Europe

Motorrad Strassen – focus on German best motorcycle routes