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.
Perspective of a motorcyclist - A travel diary
QUOD LICET IOVI, NON LICET BOVI
Moto touring from Poland
Narratives about motorcycling on Northern California's back roads; Reflections on the history and geography of the North State; Memoirs and early recollections of youthful visits to towns and forests and mountaintops.
Also middle-of-the-road takes on current issues in politics and education. Middle of the road? Isn't that dangerous?
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 for Smiles – From my old ride region a five year RTW journey
- Around the world in 800 days – Part one of perhaps the biggest ride on ADV forum
- Angola, its not like they said – the best ride report I have ever read. If you only read one, choose this.
- Pakistan on a GS 150 – incredible scenery and a great ride report
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.
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