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Pisa , Pontedera and Piaggio

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I rode straight to the Pisa airport to meet my sister , I was met with tears , smiles and then laughter , me in my riding gear , reflective jacket and fluffy beard , my sister thought that a…

Riding Rural

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It was time to bid farewell to the  coast of dreams , I had two days to get up to Pisa , my sister had made arrangements to fly in from the Uk to welcome Vic and I to the…

Leymebamba, Peru

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The road to Chachapoyas was a two-lane asphalt road, and a great ride as it followed the curvy edges of a winding river. We left the river to climb some switchbacks to the town itself and stayed a couple of…

Chachapoyas and Kuelap, Peru

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Chachapoyas is a lovely colonial-style town. The central plaza has lots of tour companies, cafes and shops.  I see a few gringos out and about, but mostly it’s locals, maybe because it’s the off-season now. We are back up in…

Watch this space

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So in a couple of weeks we set off on a mini adventure to tour the North of Thailand in South East Asia, this one is only 3 weeks long and we have rented bikes out there. Plenty opportunities to…

From the border of Peru to Chachapoyas

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After crossing the border we head for the town of San Ignacio before stopping for the night. We wind up staying at a small hotel and parking our bikes in a private garage behind the hotel. It’s a little unnerving…

Riding into Peru

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We get to the border late in the day and I check my watch while we work on paperwork and see its 4pm. Yikes. We were hoping to ride all the way to San Ignacio tonight just to get away…

The long last day in Ecuador

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Vilcabamba is the last place we stay in Ecuador, and it has been gorgeous. We’ve heard from friends who have gone on ahead of us that the road ahead, which is largely dirt to the Peruvian border, is a nightmare…

Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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We rode south from Cuenca on a weekday on one of the main highways, but not the PanAm. There’s virtually no traffic which is nice, and we spend most of a day getting from Cuenca to Loja and then on…

Brian and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Brian does some much needed work on the bikes while we are staying with Roberto and family in Cuenca – including changing tires, changing brake pads, changing spark plugs, etc. He spends parts of 3 days changing all the tires…

Summer in Vancouver part 2

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We also had a visit from our Malaysian friend Faizal who we met in Ushuaia.One of our favourite hang outs this summer.It was fun playing tourist in Vancouver when our friends from PEI were visiting. This included tea…

Freighter Incarcerated

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The day had arrived it was time to board ship and sail to a new continent and  the last leg of our journey . I was up early to pack , then I rode out of Jerusalem , enjoying that…

Jerusalem A Glow

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After a lazy start and a breakfast that would make Marie Antoinette blush I followed the signs towards Beer Sheva en route to the city of Jerusalem.  The ride up through the Negev desert was a warm welcome to…