Goldenweek Wander Part 1

Let’s get this started with a 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. None of them were in Japan through the colder months, smart. John was completely new to riding in Japan. But, Oyly is an old…

Honshu End2enD – One from the bucket list!

Oct. 2013 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…

The Relentless Road

From the epic roads of Japan… Nagano Tawarazawa, Shizuoka Akita Rt. 341 Yamagata-Fukushima border Rt. 2 Kochi Niyodo River Crossing Aomori Rt. 282 Ehime – Island along the Shimanami Kaido Tokyo Hidden Gem Nara Rt.169 Shimabara Rt.58 Kochi Muroto Skyline Tokushima – Unknown Masterpiece! Gunma – Shiba-Kusatsu Doro ~ Manza Road Kochi – Unknown road…

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…

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 🇮🇹 

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.…