it may be autumn but …

Despite us heading towards the middle of October and the onset of Autumn having the potential to make memories of a steaming hot summer seem like an age ago  –  the sun has continued to shine and provide plenty enough warmth for some very comfortable riding. Just the other week I had thought that would […]

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not been on this one for a while…

With the continued decent weather this week I decided I’d get out on the Kawasaki Vulcan for a couple of hours – and not for the first time was soon reminded of just how much fun this bike is. Despite its modest 650cc engine size it really can get a shift on and is so […]

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bit of moto guzzi time …

Decent September weather provided an opportunity for a ride on the Guzzi V7 yesterday. Although the weather was good and I had all day a combination of things to do and my mind generally being distracted onto other things meant that I was only out for a couple of hours, Having not been on this […]

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motorcyling in spain and portugal – part 6

This is the sixth and final part of my write up following a very decent trip in Spain and Portugal, although I will write a sort of supplementary post that picks up on a few general issues and reflections on the trip, and if you’re at all interested in what I think of the BMW […]

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motorcycling in spain and portugal – part 5

By the time I left my hotel in Colmenar – the superb Casona Los Moriscos, it really had started to feel that this was now very much Part 2 of my trip, not only because I was well into the second half of my time away, but because from now on what ever route I […]

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motorcycling in spain and portugal – part 4

Previously in this series of Blog posts I’ve written about my travel from Santander down to Jerez in southern Spain, (you can go to Part One by clicking here). The trip up to this point had been superb and had more than met my expectations. Roads had been great, weather superb and I had enjoyed […]

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motorcycling in spain and portugal – part 3

Having spent two nights in Mantiegas at the Hotel Berne I decided to move on. In truth I could easily have stayed longer, in fact I had already started to think about maybe returning there in 2019 and making it my base for maybe three or four days, and that’s not something that I would […]

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motorcycling in spain and portugal 2018 – part 2 …

This is the second part of the Blog post covering a recent trip to Spain and Portugal. You can read Part One, here. After leaving my accommodation in Boca de Huérgano, I decided to head for Sobrado a small place in Galicia in the north-west of Spain.  I made a booking at the Hotel Rural […]

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motorcycling in spain & portugal 2018 – part 1

I returned last week from another wonderful solo trip, this time traveling in Spain and Portugal. I was last there in September last year when my wife and I started off with some time in the Picos de Europa before heading to Galicia and then working our way down into Portugal before traveling further into […]

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back from a road trip …

By any measure and any standards, I had a fantastic trip through Spain and Portugal and over the next few days I will start to post write ups with plenty of pictures of course. Great roads, accommodation and weather – all in all pretty much perfect. Watch this space over the next couple of days […]

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