Summer Base Layer

Been hunting a good summer base layer shirt for years. Prefering one of the long sleeve variety, to limit sticky arms and random arm hair pulling ๐Ÿ˜ฆ , it really narrowed down the choices. Had to breathe exceptionally well, wick away sweat, dry quickly, resist stinking and look n fit half decent even after several…

How’s your Rubber?

This is a good warning for those springing back onto their bikes after little to no riding throughout the winter. If crash reports make you weak at the knees take a seat now. After a few months of rebuilding the Triumph Street Triple, I took it out for a twisty road shakedown last Saturday night.…

Rider training gets chilly

Being the spring equinox, it was a good opportunity to thaw out the riding skills with a little controlled conditions training. The Honda Motorcycle School in Saitama runs a good show with excellent instructors and a large fleet of modern hondas to play on. A couple of days before, the weather took a turn but…

Twistybutt C2C 2018

REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN. Send a message with email to be sent the registration form. When – April 29, 2018 Meet – 4:30am START – 4:50am Where Pacific Ocean to Japan Sea Start: Sagami bay in Kanagawa Finish: Joetsu in Niigata Goal To ride from the Pacific to the Sea of Japan in a single day…

Blue Skies, Beach, Food and an MT10!

  Back in the city, MT10 zone, and where things are more complicated… Glad to see a growing appreciation for local legends in the area too.   Having ridden the hills, city and the nights, it was time to hit the beach… Cody came to pick up the MT10 late that afternoon and the romance…

Couple of days in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นย 

Spent a couple of days on the tail end of our time in Italy touring 2 up from Firenze through the Tuscan mountains and down to Cinque Terre on the coast and back.  Picked up the bike from the friendly folks at Tuscany Scooter rental The S1000XR and Multistrada weren’t available so it was an R1200RS.…