cracking day out in the yorkshire dales …

With sandwiches and coffee made and packed and with the prospect of a decent days weather we were on our way on the Vulcan for before 09:30. A cracking good day, good roads, fabulous scenery and a little over 200 miles done and we were home by around 17:15. We did the first 20 or […]

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llangollen bike show 2017 …

It was the annual Llangollen Motorcycle Festival at weekend (Llanfest 2017) and a show that I went to last year and really enjoyed. To be honest it was touch and go as to whether we went this year due to the continuing erratic weather that we have been having. Given the nature of the show […]

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arai – pro shade review

In the last few years quite a few helmet manufacturers have been producing helmets with a flip down dark/tinted internal visor. It was one of those things that when I first saw it I couldn’t help but wonder why it hadn’t been done earlier. It certainly seemed a better (and easier) option than having to […]

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wandering around europe, last bit – part 7

For the back end of my trip I had decided to spend two nights in the pretty German town of Saarburg, close to the Luxembourg border leaving me with just one final stop over that I planned to make somewhere reasonably close to the Dunkirk for the DFDS ferry home a few days later. The […]

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wandering around europe – part 6

After staying in Bad Wiessee in Germany I decided to head for Lake Konstanz and booked a place in the small German village of Bematingen. It was another decent day, pleasant roads and easy and relaxed riding in good weather. By this time I definitely had started to get that feeling that I was at […]

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wandering around europe – part 5

I had decided that I would head back into Slovenia and stay at a place called Lokve a short distance from Nova Gorica. The roads from Udbina, (which I wrote about in Part 4) were decent and initially took me past a fairly large military installation that looked to still be in use and then […]

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ice cream is always a winner

Earlier this week we took Daniel, Emma & Harry to the Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm near Holmes Chapel – I think the pictures tell their own story. We had planned to take the children for a picnic, but unfortunately the weather was against us – but with a contingency plan in hand we had […]

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wandering around europe – part 4

In my previous trip post I wrote about riding along the Dalmation Coast, past Dubrovnik and onto the pretty seaside town of Cavtat. I stayed in Cavtat for one night before heading back up the coast and then into the mountains – my destination was the small town of Ubdina in the Lika region of […]

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bit of sunshine in north wales …

Yesterday my wife and I went out on the Vulcan S. The weather was good, roads were good and we had all day. We ended up doing around 270 miles, heading out towards Ruthin, then Bala and then Barmouth before heading home. With sandwiches and a flask of coffee sorted in advance and the sun […]

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wandering around europe – part 3

After my overnight stay down near Novo mesto in Slovenia I decided to head into Croatia. By this stage of the trip the weather had certainly warmed up with some fabulous vistas set off by wonderful blue sky. During the first part of the day I was by and large on empty and quiet roads […]

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