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Back to off road

Back to off road

I finished off the holidays by organising powder coating of some parts from MVD that are salvageable and ordering new parts that aren’t. Just the wait now before the rebuild commences! Meanwhile after an absence of about 20 months we made a return to Drumcarrow...
MVD stripped

MVD stripped

The main job this week apart from heralding in 2017 was to strip and hopefully start putting my old Norton Commando back together, the stripping was the easy part but I realise now it’ll take a bit longer to rebuild. Parts have to be cleaned (amazing how much...
Istanbul not Constantinople

Istanbul not Constantinople

Istanbul, the seventh largest city proper in the world and the largest city in Europe, was our home for almost a month. Straddling the Bosphorus Straight this city has one foot in Europe and one foot in Asia. Riding the motorcycles in Istanbul was a nervous affair and...
A Guid new Year to ane and awe

A Guid new Year to ane and awe

First I hope you all have a prosperous healthy and great 2017, secondly apologies for the lack of blogging but recent events have been more partying rather than motorcycling (sometimes both) and I wasn’t sure if the readers were interested in photos of our...
December weather ok so far

December weather ok so far

Saturday spent in the garage fettling the trials bikes, almost there so realistically early January we should be back getting muddy (too much partying beforehand)! The sun this morning was streaming through the window so we got the chair out again and headed to one of...
Sidecarring

Sidecarring

A wee while since the last posting but the weather is turning wintry, the sidecar has been getting a bit of use though with the two of us sharing the riding. A trip to Coldstream today on a mix of small roads and even smaller roads, a nice but volume lacking cup of...

Cuba – Old school hip

Not only did we think this but we heard it from quite a few tourists we met in Havana on asking why they decided to come to Cuba. Then there is the big attraction … Cuba! The island that was almost in total isolation from the rest of the world for...
Ruins of Turkey

Ruins of Turkey

Great societies have lived in Turkey for millennium. No matter where you go there are ruins of these past empires and civilizations. When making a circular route within a country by motorcycle the primary objective changes. Our normal mode is to head in a general...

Expense Report: Turkey

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $3,662.34 on living expenses and $5,527.08 on one-time expenses. We spent...