A couple of days off and so much has happened. After the excitement of the Stelvio and other passes, the bikes deserved a well earned rest in their underground, secure car park. Knowing they are safe means we can relax and enjoy ourselves! As Vinnie Jones once said – ‘it’s been emotional’ and I can … More Verona, it’s been emotional
Today must be a rest day as it is absolutely throwing it down – so what a good opportunity to tell you about a pass or three that we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of days. I’d been thinking that I should do an advanced cornerning course. Phil did one at Mallory Park and raved … More Making a pass at Stelvio
Yes, this week has seen the 5,000 km milestone reached and smashed – just as we were about to cross from Denmark to Germany on the ferry. Blimey. And, as fearful of saying it as I am, the bikes have not missed a beat. Absolute stars. Mind you, now in Germany I have to say … More But I would ride 5,000 km, and I would ride 5,000 more…..(well 5,800 at the moment actually)
Here is the first of Tim’s tech talks where he will tell you a bit more about all our gear. I’ve also updated an existing post ‘Swedish highlights’ with some content so have a look. Just click on the ‘locations’ tab in the side bar and select Sweden! MPG Having covered nearly 5000 Kms we can give … More Tim’s tech talk
Well, after a lovely day off doing proper sightseeing stuff in Trondheim, it was time to hit the road again. The boys (aka Tom and the Colonel) needed to be removed from their personal garage first though – did I mention that? When we arrived at the hotel, the private, onsite parking turned out to … More Welcome to Sweden!
Of all the things I thought I might hear on this trip, that wasn’t top of the list. More about that later. There’s so much to tell that I’ve updated the Norweigan Highlights page so you can find out more about this lovely country, and Tim has provided some techy bits for me to keep … More You’re not a Janner….
Well, here we are, Stage 1 day 6 and our first rest day. We’re in Frederikshavn and it is persisting with rain but all is well. After the excitment that started the week, the rest of the trip has been really varied and has passed without any dramas. Quite impressive that we have done … More Hej fra Danmark!
Well, after much debate and deliberation about having bought panniers and deciding not to use them, yesterday that decision really paid off. More on that later, but first just to set the scene. A very straightforward trip down to Canterbury the previous evening – well behaved traffic and even a flowing M25 – left me with only … More No panniers? No problem
Day 1 You know when you imagine worse case scenarios and your mind starts plotting all the possible coping strategies to compensate? Well that was me D-Day minus 1 when all I could hear was 70 mph winds and wondering how it would play out on my first ever trip. D-Day itself started out with … More Ireland training trip April 2015
Norway, Norway, Norway. What a place and by far the best scenery and biking roads yet. Not that you can burn the Tarmac up or anything as they are very strict on enforcing speed limits which are 80 kmh on open roads (50 mph), 70 kmh around junctions and 50 kph in towns – sometimes … More Norwegian highlights