For many people social media has replaced blogging however the content posted to Facebook is lost within days and doesn’t show on Google search. 

It’s a shame because my touring was initially inspired by interesting rides on blogs which remain one of the best sources of information for motorcycle touring whilst social media is mostly ‘look at me’ images and crap Gopro videos.

Some people are still blogging and some still posting rides to forums the better posts continue to be an inspiration.

Bloggers that have inspired some of my rides: 

Sarawak Adventure Rider 

Vietnam Coracle

Orsons Travel Blog (alas this once great blog has been abandoned) 

Motorcycle Meanders

Motogirl in Thailand

I Have a Dream

A smaller motorcycle forum that has inspired some of my riding:

Ride Asia

ADV Rider 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 for Smiles

Around the world in 800 days

Angola, its not like they said

Rental shops I can recommend: 

Pop Rider Chiang Mai Thailand

Flamingo travel HCMC Vietnam 

Rocker Moto Zagreb Croatia

QT Motorbikes Ha Giang Vietnam

The best road guide for Europe

Motorcycle Diaries

Other links

Motorcycle bloggers I read. 

The Road to Nowhere

Fuzzy Galore (Unfortunately now USA region locked)

Lady on Motorbike

Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist 

A view from above


Bandit Rider


 Daves Viewpoint

The Church of the Open Road Press

Moto Mania

Tombstones Travels

Tales from the road

Rider Chris



Bike tech 7

On Her Bike

Riding with the wolf

XT Adventures

Notiers Frontiers

Tsigane’s Blog

Alas my blog list keeps shrinking as people quit or become Youtubers.