Daytona Travel Star – from day 1

Will keep adding here as the boots break-in. March 2020 @320km I’ve only done a few hundred kms in my Travel Stars so far. The toe box is vast. I’m usually a 42/43 and as many said they ran large, I went 42. Should’ve gone 41 or even 40.However, the ankle is tight. And extremely…

Coast to Coast Twistybutt 2020

When – May 2, 2020 Meet – 4:30am START – @4:50am (sunrise) 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 via as many great roads as can be strung together without touching a…

Cancelled – Kanto Twistybutt 2019

Cancelled due to the Kanto-wide damage and suffering caused by Typhoon Hagibis. Hagibis lashed the touges, brought down numerous landslides and tore away many a bridge and riverside winding roads. The mountains are now soaked and primed for further landslides and destruction. Unpredictable road conditions make for a very real danger and the route difficult…

Goldenweek Wander – Part 6

Joetsu to Iida @385km Had a leisurely wake up then took a short braap over to the local Starbucks for what has become an institution, the post-coast2coast morning meet up. The crew from the day/night before were rolling in and out in dribs and drabs, chatting, grouping up for further touring or the run home.…

Goldenweek Wander – C2C – Part 5

Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan – @550km Early morning in a very comfortable bed… Meanwhile, down by the Pacific Ocean, all fired up and ready after waiting all year to ride coast to coast, 80 odd riders and their steeds were all kinds of excited, sleepy and confused, I’m sure. Another epic collection…