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Road to Tibet

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on October 22, 2013 3 Comments
Road to Tibet

Arriving in Leh meant taking care of a few key necessities. – Good food – Hot showers – Organising ‘Inner Line Permits’ which are necessary to ride out onto many key roads in the region (While these can be procured at the “Deputy Comissioners Office”, this only seems to be available to holders of Indian […]

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Himalayan Green

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on October 4, 2013 3 Comments
Himalayan Green

Having pulled over as soon as I saw the engine check light come on, a hundred things started going through my head as to what may have gone wrong with the bike. Luckily for me, started with the basics, topped up the oil to level and lo and behold, problem solved. Still, having to unpack […]

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Making tracks through the dust

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on September 16, 2013 1 Comment
Making tracks through the dust

The ride plan was the easier of 2 options favoured by bikers in the the northern most state of Jammu & Kashmir; both ending at Leh. The options were either a route from Manali to Leh, a challenging route that traverses the 2nd highest road in the world (Tanglang La) or from Jammu to Leh […]

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From Brazil to the Himalayas

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
From Brazil to the Himalayas

Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. And so it was that I decided to cut short as month long trip to Brazil and instead spend the last 2 weeks riding a family members borrowed bike through the Himalayas in India. The plan, if it can be called that, was simple, to […]

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Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 1

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on June 12, 2013 2 Comments
Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 1

The Idea Having worked a full weekend prior and with a sunny one forecast for the next one amongst constant weekends of rain, I figured I’d forgo my usual overtime pay and just take the 2 days off instead, making a 4 day weekend and riding as far as I could manage to get a […]

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Sydney to Cairns – Resource Guide

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Sydney to Cairns – Resource Guide

Bike – GSXR600 (K7) Fuel range – ~280km (No spare fuel carried) – Fuel was available at regular intervals Fuel costs – $630 Modifications/Preparation – 12V power outlet – New oil/filter – New plugs – Clean air filter – New sprockets/chain (520 conversion) Tools – Standard GSXR toolkit – Spanners 8-12 – Ratchet & Sockets […]

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Sydney to Cairns (Part 3) – The wet way home

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sydney to Cairns (Part 3) – The wet way home

After a relaxing couple of days which mainly involved drinking goon with backpackers, it was time to make my way back home to get back into the 9-5 grind. Mother nature however seemed to have a different agenda and wasn’t going to make this an easy ride home. As I was leaving Cairns I was […]

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Sydney to Cairns (Part 2) – Crocodiles & Tropics

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on May 14, 2013 1 Comment
Sydney to Cairns (Part 2) – Crocodiles & Tropics

Day 4 of the ride was the final leg to the trip North, the final dash to the coast of the Gulf of Carpenteria. This was actually quite unnecessary and even meant a bit of back-tracking in order to get to Cairns, however I like getting to the end of things and like I pushed […]

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Sydney to Cairns (Part 1) – The long dash into the Outback

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on May 8, 2013 5 Comments
Sydney to Cairns (Part 1) – The long dash into the Outback

Since my last long ride through the Alpine region I felt it was about time for another. With the arrival of my HEMA Australian motorcycle atlas I was able to make my decision; last time it was south, this time I would be headed North. The route was to be a fairly direct one and […]

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Return to riding.

Filed in Riding by on July 8, 2012 1 Comment
Return to riding.

There’s nothing quite like being on a motorbike, the feeling of being able to power through some great roads whilst being exposed to smell and feel your surroundings is like none other. Riding has always been a way to unwind for me; having tried some group rides early on, I realised this wasn’t for me […]

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