Further reading

Some of my rides were inspired by people who posted their travel on blogs. I share a few here I found interesting – some are dormant but still hold a wealth of info.

Moto Bloggers

Moto touring guides

Motorcycle Diaries – a fantastic resource for best roads in Europe

Ride the Highlands – A good site about riding Ontario

Motorrad Strassen – focus on German best motorcycle routes


Many motorcycle forums were sadly abandoned when Facebook Groups arrived however the ones that remain are superb libraries of information compared to groups where info soon is lost.

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 some information for riding SE Asia.


People, rather oddly, assume YouTubers have knowledge and experience to review items when mostly they are amateurs with no qualifications. If shopping for gear or a bike then do try to look beyond the bike reviews made from a dealer test ride or gear reviews that are simply affiliate promotions.

MC Commute

MC Commute has been good since Adam took over the role. He has the experience testing so many bikes at length to give the viewer genuine insights about the bikes he is riding and mostly keeps personal bias out of his comments.


FortNine is a Canadian shop like Revzilla, don’t forget that, but there is also some excellent content, just beware you are being marketed to even if you don’t realise it.