The 500 EXC has 19,000km covered and is about to pass 400hrs so I decided to give her some care and attention. Every year I check the valve clearances and when I look at the measured clearances from 2019-2020-2021 and 2022, I can see the […]
Time’s been tight over the past year or so, and maintaining this site hasn’t been a priority. There are more important things. Having said that, I did treat myself to a new GasGas TXT300 over the summer, and there may have been a few spins […]
It’s been fairly quiet of late, what with Omicron and all that came with it. Winters can be bleak here, so it’s welcome when a few dry days come your way and there’s a chance to get out for a spin. Recent spins have been […]
The bike was ready. All consumables were replaced. Fresh tyres, pads, filters, bearings, you name it – it was done. All that was left to do was to go ride the actual trip that was planned. And hope to not make a complete balls of […]
More videos. In order.
In the order in which they were ridden.
Ok, first off, I don’t like doing reviews. They’re shit, mostly biased, and no one cares about my stupid opinions. But I’ll be going on more trips (hopefully) so it’s not the worst idea in the world to take notes on what worked and what […]
I’ve been planning a solo spin around the Alps, starting off in Memmingen, Germany, and taking in some amazing roads all the way down to Bardonecchia in Italy. When I get to Bardonecchia I’ll have a few days of downtime, when I can sleep, or […]
A bigger roadtrip than normal was on the cards. Ideally suitable for the Tenere, but it looked like it was going to be a solo run so maybe safer to bring the KTM? Lifting a 110kg bike is a lot easier that a 210kg bike, […]
Motivation has been a bit hard to come by of late. No problem motivating myself to get out for a spin, but the thought of sitting at the computer and posting something online just wasn’t there. This past winter seemed to almost be never ending, […]
The level 5 lockdown has been taking it’s toll, the clocks are well changed to winter time now and there’s a wicked chill in the air. It’s also been raining for 3 weeks solid .. . but the forecast is for 2 or 3 days […]
Wild camping trip # 5, but without the wild camping this time. This time around we splashed out on a B&B, and it was amazing!!! There were pints. Many many pints. We left Clare at 10:30am on a bright Monday morning and ate road to […]
These wild camping trips are becoming a regular thing now with 4 trips under our belts .. and the fifth one only a few days away!!! The first trip was a real learning experience. My initial impression of the bike was that it felt wrong. […]
Another chance to get away on a wild camping trip presented itself, and it was an opportunity to not go wasted. I quickly loaded up the 500 and made tracks, this time travelling solo, and in a different direction too. The route was a bit […]
After all the talk of adventure riding, and planning and building the bike.. it was more than a little disappointing to have this Coronavirus scupper all our well laid plans. Over the past few weeks I’d been slowly toying with the idea of a more […]