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Anticipation 

Anticipation 

As much fun as I have on the road, and it’s a lot, I think I have nearly as much fun during the planning stage as the actual trip. This same feeling applies to backpacking trips, Moto trips or any other form of getaway for me. I like the research and the...
Back on the road 2016.

Back on the road 2016.

Leaving Vancouver on a beautiful Spring night! HEY SCHENGEN ZONE…..WERE BACK!! Palais Royal on the Plaza Oriente Madrid The much less glamorous side of adventure motorcycle riding. We arrived in Madrid in the evening after a long night flight from Vancouver via...
All Roads lead to the Moon literally

All Roads lead to the Moon literally

A Sunday which started with the sidecar brakes seizing on whilst riding along the Edinburgh bypass, another Broken Motorcycles worldwide story. However a quick change into the truck (riding home with only a back brake) and we were at East Fortune to let Fiona try for...
More engine work and some biking

More engine work and some biking

Saturday was a day spent in the garage, the T3 is back to being a single, after stripping the right head, cylinder and piston it appears the exhaust valve is leaking which is probably accounting for my inability to get it running as sweetly as I should. Good news is...
Family Reunion in Riobamba

Family Reunion in Riobamba

As Roel mentioned in his previous post, this isn’t my first time in Ecuador. So this entire country has felt like taking a walk down memory lane.   So excited to be here again after all these years!  When I was in high school in Vermont, I was very...
Huntygowks

Huntygowks

Today the bi annual meeting of the mighty Tay Valley Norton club at Tullybannocher just outside Comrie. A pretty uninspiring start to the day with rain and cold the order of the day. Got caught on the hop by the arrival of Gill but soon got on our way. Fiona took the...
Easter so it must be Applecross

Easter so it must be Applecross

Easter has fallen a bit earlier this year which of course guarantees weather, when I say weather I mean it all, all sorts including gale force winds. The ride up to Applecross (sidecar mounted) was excellent, sunny when we left, almost freezing but dry at Drumochter,...
Chasing Volcanoes

Chasing Volcanoes

As usual the getting back on the road takes a bit longer than expected. We definitely settled in, in Quito. But late in the afternoon we are being guided out of town by Diego and his friend. After a final coffee it is time to say goodbye but a cloud breaks in two and...
Finding Diego

Finding Diego

Before we head out of Quito there is one more thing to do. A rather big job on the bike that I have been postponing since Central America. My suspension is in dire need of an overhaul. Our friend David recommended a guy named Diego a while ago, so we set out to find...
Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich

Last weekend saw us heading to the West coast, Tighnabruaich to be precise for a meeting. The sidecar was needing its annual test so we set of to Perth just after 8 am on Friday morning. Hamish at Cherrybank garage was pleased to see me, he hid in the corner hoping...

BAJA TRAVEL WARNING!

The latest travel warning for Baja was updated by the PIkiPiki Department of Stop-Being-Stupid-and-Scared in April 2016. The delay time for the update was unfortunately in part the reality of bureaucracy between the real world and this publication. Despite the...
Farewell Colombia

Farewell Colombia

 We had made it over the mountain pass into a village but the remaining stretch of road to Pasto is not as easy as we expected. The surface is good but the weather is more of the same. Our gear is still wet from yesterday and its not getting a chance to dry. The...

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