Left home in the cool pre-dawn for what I thought would be a morning excursion but one thing lead to another and before I knew it I’d gone Coast to Coast and still had to get home, which is near the coast so…(more…)
Category: Looong Ride Reports
Goldenweek Wander – Part 7 – Homeward bound…
Goldenweek Wander – Part 6
Goldenweek Wander – C2C – Part 5
Goldenweek Wander – Part 4
Goldenweek Wander – Part 3
Goldenweek Wander – part 2
Goldenweek Wander Part 1
Let’s get this started with our riders out on the road April 28-30. Enter the trio of Oyly, John and Michael on a KTM GT and a duo of S1000XRs.(more…)
An 1100km romance with an S1000R
This particular S1000R is the top of the line 2016 model with all the factory options and around 1200km on the odometer. On first impression, it is a little odd looking with a left headlight looking like a boxer that’s taken a few too many right hooks. But everything, as oddly placed and proportioned as it is, has a place and a function. What shall we call this oddball?…(more…)
Honshu End2enD – One from the bucket list!
Having ridden coast to coast several different ways, endured some expressway marathons, scrabbled over and around a surfeit of crumbling mountain passes and even risked life and limb on a frozen northern adventure, the bar was just about high enough for one of those ‘…one day…’ rides. Yep, it was about time for a whopper.
This one goes a ways back and definitely needed some working up to. But, boy o boy is it a day dream filler!(more…)
One Long Last Frosty One
Well, where to start?
Where can you tour in December? No…Where does one want to tour in December? Mmm,… Where does someone like JamesK go touring in December? Better but… Where shouldn’t one go touring in December? Yep, that’ll about do it!
Kanto to Shimokita-hanto return
The northernmost point of Honshu is the home of the famous blue fin fisherman and some great riding on empty roads with views for miles.
The getting there and back is the bigger challenge and a great ride. Let’s roll!(more…)
Shimizu to Shirakawago
Lugnuts, Bambi and I went and hooked up with EasternBeaver in Shimizu and went on one of his wonderous backroad tours. If you haven’t been out EB’s way yet, DO IT!(more…)
From Hokkaido – heading south
Where did this tour take me? Toured through Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita and a little of Iwate.
How long? 8 Days all up
How many Kms? 6346
Road types? About 30% Expressway and 30% Heaven(more…)