My next European Motorcycle Tour – where to go and when?

I’d need a fair bit of preparation before embarking on my next European motorcycle tour.  I wanted to go as soon as possible but I had two issues to deal with. The first was the European winter.  Whilst I don’t mind getting about southern England during the winter this is subject favourable weather conditions and mostly […]

New technology

I’m always on the look out for new technology.  And not just for use on my motorcycle. To keep abreast of new technology coming, my main source of information is the internet.  Plus I occasionally pick up a magazine or stumble across and interesting newspaper article. I also subscribe to a Which?.  In addition to […]

Radiotherapy has concluded …

After 33 sessions, every weekday for the last six and a half weeks, I finished radiotherapy yesterday. Like everything else on this new adventure,  it started and even though it seemed at times like it would take forever, it eventually ended. And luckily, like all my motorcycle tours, I made it through intact, even if […]

More classic motorcycles from Wells

I think classic motorcycles look super cool.  In April I attended a classic motorcycle show at Stafford and got some great photos which I posted recently (click here to view the galleries). I wasn’t aware of the show held last weekend at Wells in Norfolk until after the event, but still managed to get hold […]

Half Throttle’s Top Video Making Tips

Now this is a bonus for anyone looking for video making tips. Thanks to Ryan Grassley, aka HalfThrottle, for sharing his knowledge and experience. Please join with me in thanking Ryan by subscribing to his You Tube Channel or visiting his Facebook page and sharing it with your friends. All links are provided here. How […]

Now for a different adventure

I’ve owned three BMW motorcycles since I moved to the UK in early 2008; R1200RT, K1300GT and & K1600GT. Each of these motorcycles have seen plenty of the UK (weather permitting) and continental Europe, which is my preferred touring destination. They have all been well suited to touring and proven to be a great way […]

Smart Helmets – guest post from Lisa

When you look at the advances in the automotive industry, it may seem like technology has left motorcycles in the wind. A recent purchase I made for my ride proves this is not the case. Today, motorcyclists have advanced options just like any driver. In fact, we have ‘smart’ options that go beyond what a […]

Classic motorcycles – some nice photos to check out

Check out our new galleries with plenty of images of the many classic motorcycles on display.  Some were even for sale.  This years Classic Motorcycle Show was held at the Stafford (UK) show grounds over the last weekend of April.  The train ride from London to Stafford was enjoyable but facilities for getting from the […]

How good are smartphone cameras?

Are todays smartphone cameras capable of taking good quality photos? I carry lots of tech when I ride ’cause this is my thing, and my motorcycle has plenty of capacity for carrying all my stuff! I’ve always considered that the quality of my photos is improved by using a Digital SLR (DSLR).  I did go […]

Powering motorcycle gadgets

I often get asked about powering motorcycle gadgets while riding. With so much motorcycle tech on offer these days keeping everything charged up during your ride can be  a challenge.  Most touring bikes have power outlets and my BMW K1600GT comes equipped with two cigarette plug style power outlets and a USB outlet in a […]