A Tale of Two Countries

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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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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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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Destination Geneva

Reminiscent of aviation pre-flight checks, I am running down my lists and making sure nothing has been forgotten. Counting the days With only a handful of days left until departure I am reminded that I have been counting down for this trip since day 238 (according to my desktop countdown app). This was the day […]

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Route planning in the Alps

It’s just over 60 days until I depart for Geneva and a further tour of the Alps. I periodically drop in and out of the routes on MyRoute-app just to remind myself that I’ve not missed an obvious route additions. At this stage I think it’s as good as it’s going to be. I have […]

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