Goldenweek Wander – Part 4

  Hida to Kanagawa @ 610km The run back to the Pacific. Eyelids slowly seperate and a new day’s light pins the retinas. Thank you! Woke up to the rustling of futons in the next room. The Viking was up. I wasn’t… Creaked into a somewhat upright position and sculled some water and decided a…

Goldenweek Wander – Part 3

Over the Alps and into Hida Joetsu to Hida @ 450km Started out with a morning hotspring soak and the view from the outdoor tub was of a blue sky over snow dusted majestic mountains to the south. That’s where we were headed and it looked cold. First up, meet for breakfast at a nearby…

Goldenweek Wander – part 2

Yokohama to Joetsu @ 525km A little Coast to Coast Twistybutt Scouting Woke up to an overcast morning with sunshine promised. Michael and John were in Yamanashi, as was Oyly so we were meeting there. Old ironbutt, twistybutt and general touring marauder mate Tony had chimed in and was joining for a few days too.…

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…

Twistybutt C2C 2019

Routes have been sent to all registered entrants. Didn’t get it, got the wrong one or found a problem, leave a message here. When – May 4, 2019 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…

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…