First Days. What’s the plan?

As my leave date is fast approaching the plan gelled. Kind of motivated by tyre changes I have elected to take three days to ride to Corinth, Mississippi via a stop to see the sea in New Jersey and overnight somewhere near Washington DC, then on to Knoxville, Tennessee where I’ll dabble in the dirt […]

Africa Twin – Opinion

There is a weird process that you go through with a brand new bike which is very similar do you want to go through with a second hand bike but slightly different because it’s an unproven quantity. Well, a couple of days ago I took Ginko, my Africa Twin, out on what I would consider […]

Garmin Installation

The problem with motorbikes is you can’t really drink a latte whilst driving with your knees and texting with the other hand. This general problem is exacerbated by the issue of navigation. It’s all very well sticking your phone in some cheap cradle and jabbing at it between glances up at the irritating cyclist chicane […]

Africa Twin – It Came!

You know when you’re just into your work on a Monday morning? You’ve looked at all the crappy email and stupid Facebook posts then work tasks and juuuust started past the procrastination? Yeah, I was there and my phone rings. Well.. last week my friend Pierre pranked me on the phone by trying to make […]

I nearly bought a BMW

Karma is a funny thing. I emailed the dealer wanting to know if my lovely new bike was going to come at the end of the month or the end of the summer. Nothing. Not a word. So I get all paranoid and start looking at the classified ads on Kijiji.

Closed Track Test in Quebec

Having passed the, really quite difficult snd stressful, theory test a few weeks ago I got to hang around in a car park of a government facility with a gaggle (what is the collective noun for motorcyclists?) of downy feathered noob ducklings and their instructors. Truth be told, a fair few of these blokes ain’t […]

Magic Compass

Phones are awesome. They tell you where to go. Everyone is glued to them for pretty much everything, but I’m not really convinced that they are the best thing to use on a motorbike for navigation. So I bought a $900 Garmin GPS. You can use gloves with it, add terrain maps (Topo to you […]

Quebec hates motorcyclists

You think you have it bad in your country? Well the province of Quebec may think it’s super liberal but it truly hates motorbikes, and presumably the people that want to ride them. Here are six┬áreasons: