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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Packing for a motorcycle tour

I’m not a seasoned pro when it comes to motorcycle touring but I’ve got a few trips under my belt. I think that’s enough to be able to impart some packing knowledge, even if some of it is passed of from my research and not first hand experience. There are a few more considerations when […]

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