Category: Ride Reports
At last – Shirakawago in the snow!
Shirakawago is a timeless glimpse at a bygone era and a place everyone visiting Japan should make an effort to get to. And it does need effort as it’s not the closest place to the main touristy draw cards. From its nearest big city, Nagoya, it’s about a 3hr tour bus ride or 4hr by train and bus on public transport.(more…)
With the lifting of the corona virus state of emergency and local prefectural no-travel requests, it was time for the steed and I to chase the horizon once more.(more…)
Hakone All Star Run for The Machine’s Bday
Great run out around Hakone with the Kanagawa Riders for the big man’s birthday. Nature really turned on the views and the roads were near on empty.
Check out the pics and captions below for the day’s events…(more…)
Slow Day Sunday – 2
From delicous fruits to cool refreshing waterfalls and mountain climes to the aftermath of seasonal flooding and the loss of great roads.
It was great to Fuji out and proud too!(more…)
Slow day Sunday
What a great day! Perfect morning after heavy rains with a coolish run out to the Minami Alps if Yamanashi in an attempt to get over into Shizuoka…alas, it was no to be.
Did get to see and ride plenty of other cool stuff though.(more…)
Farewell 2020… Can’t say I’m going to miss you!
Got out for a leisurely 320km through Izu to see out the year.
What a strange year. The plague, society and business grinding to a halt…
But the MT10SP become a worthy Touge Express steed!(more…)
Bones and Coasts to Coast to…
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…)
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.(more…)
Blue Skies, Beach, Food and an MT10!
A few days ride around the Western Australian city of Perth, my home town.
It was summer and hot, so what better bike to have than a matt black 160hp powerhouse? … At least it was naked so as long as you are moving, it’s cool.(more…)
Couple of days in Italy 🇮🇹
FRIDAY / MOUNTAIN DAY
Got out for a little touge running Friday.
650km odd and more than a little wet. But a great day with top wingmen and oodles of twisties! Cheers for the laughs Gents 👍(more…)
Kanto Twistybutt and Back!
Met some of the usual suspects and a gaggle of prospective Twistybutters at a nondescript convenience store nice and early to beat the summer heat. So nondescript that some found themselves in empty carparks, even the most experienced!(more…)
Kanto Twistybutt Scouting
Rolled into Ebina SA @5am to meet up with another Twistybutter only to find I was the only bike there. Over the next 1/2 hour, the bikes started rolling in.
With a coffee down and the sky lit, we scooted across the carpark to top off the tanks before setting out. I’d fueled up the car the day before at my local for 122yen/litre. Ebina SS with its great service was making us pay for it, 145yen/litre!(more…)
24hrs of Roads, Mates and Rounding Rubber
500kms of great weather with two of my best wingmen, one a hammer swinger and the other reads a book at gas stations!(more…)
Arimine – May 28/9, 2016
Busted out for 24hrs of riding, eating, yabbering, riding and more riding with 2 great wingmen JamesK and MTMatt. Cheers fellas!(more…)
Summer Sunday Sunrise Rides… Oh yeah!
Hit the road at 4:30 and sailed down the coast along the Seisho bypass with a brightening sky out over Sagami Bay. Climbed into the hills up the super green summer orchard roads.(more…)
An Invincible FJR, the Relentless Rider and the Yamaha Factory Tour!
Not often a bike rolls over 200,000miles (320,000kilometres). Even rarer for all that riding to be under one rider. Similarly rare is a visit to the production line that pumped out the bike, especially when it’s a Yamaha FJR!(more…)
On the Hunt for Snow
The sky was blue and after a coast run with a sprinkle of snow, we headed inland and found more snow.(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!