Planning the Picos

This year I have written off, or had cancelled, many trips. Most notable of these was the trip to the Isle of Man with two very close friends from the US. I should also mention the Mediterranean cruise booked for my 30th wedding anniversary. Should that have taken priority of a mention over the TT? […]

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A return to Welsh Wales

It was Friday 20th March 2020. It had been a busy week as we prepared to facilitate as much remote working as possible and I had taken the day off to gather my thoughts. We rode out to Snowdonia with flasks and a packed lunch, cautiously keeping our distance from any crowds. In fact we […]

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Route planning 101 – The basics

I have covered touring in previous posts but with us all on lockdown I wanted to expand on what I have previously said. I’m sure that there are plenty of armchair adventurers out there dreaming, if not already planning, their next journey. Introduction – Why tour? Firstly, riding a motorcycle anywhere is good. Day trips […]

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The Snowdonia Tour Guide

Snowdonia in North Wales is a place I often refer to as just Wales. Certainly in my usual context of “I’m off to Wales for a blast on the bike”. Its a place that I often take for granted being my go to place on a motorcycle. This despite also being on the doorstep of […]

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2019 Year in Review

With 2020 well in swing I thought that I would take a brief moment to review the last year. It was an eventful time and a year that will influence and define the what happens the next twelve months. The year that was The year started very much focused on the planning for the trip […]

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Goodbye Black Betty

I will admit that there was a tear in my eye as I walked away from my old bike. Much as I was excited to be picking up a new BMW R1250GS Adventure HP Rallye TE (that’s a mouthful), it was with sadness that I thanked the Triple Black for carrying me safely for many […]

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