celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

Happy birthday, Rhonnda

I was chatting to Anthony this morning, from whom I bought Rhonnda, and he reminded me that she was 20 years old. Of course she is, she's a 1998 model, but I didn't realise just HOW 20 years … [Read more]

From the mountains to the sea

Lately my riding seems to be in fits and starts. Despite being retired now for some time, I seem to be busier now than I ever was and I have to MAKE time to ride. Where did I go … [Read more]

Dodging the bullet

On a long weekend a couple of years ago I received some news that I‘d rather not have received. A good friend of mine, while doing some adventure riding, had been involved in a very serious … [Read more]

Shorter but Longer Pt2

When I left you last we were in Cessnock. Sunday was a very hot day up in the valley and the ambient gauge on my bike said that it was 31 degrees when we pulled into the car park. Similar … [Read more]

Shorter but longer

It's a truism of motorcycle touring that, the more carefully you plan a ride, the more chance there is of the plan not coming to fruition (actually, that's probably just true of life in … [Read more]

Champions, teams and karma

I don't know about you, but I will be glued to the telly this weekend as the MotoGp World Championship comes to an end at Valencia in Spain. It matters not to me that the titles in all three … [Read more]