Author Archive | Sam Manicom

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Changing Times and Turning Pages

A friend recently sent out an email asking for articles for the BM Riders newsletter, and when he did so he started me thinking about a topic that has popped up a lot in conversations over the past year. Are e-books a good thing, and are they in fact a very good thing for motorcyclists? […]

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Sam at the Wilderness Lectures

Into Africa at the Wilderness Lectures

Heard of Wilderness Lectures? If you are interested in travel then you probably will have. This Bristol based organization has been running for 25 years now. The organisers are all adventurers themselves, and easily attract top names from the world of adventuring. Who was that guy who walked across the Amazon? Who is that woman […]

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Sam at Motorcycle Live 2011

Motorcycle Live 2011

The Motorcycle Live show at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham is the UK’s biggest indoor motorcycle show, and for me it’s also the one with the most wow factor. Most of the motorcycle manufacturers are there and they spend thousands on putting their stands together. The rest of the show is an enticing […]

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Vietnam

Slow Speed Adrenaline Buzz

A day on the road in Vietnam may require you to break with habit. If you aren’t a morning person then you’ll struggle a bit more than those lucky people who think nothing about bouncing out of bed at the first sound of the sparrows. If you are a morning, get up and go sort […]

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Vietnam

Dong and Dodgy Dollars

‘Vietnam? On a bike? Don’t hesitate, just do it! This challenging and exotic tropical country cries out to be explored, and there just isn’t a better way to do it than on two wheels. There are so many amazing things to see that you simply revel in having the ability to be in control of […]

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Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam!

Not long back, Birgit and I managed to scoot off to Vietnam for 4 weeks and what we found there far exceeded our expectations. Over the next 4 posts I’ll be telling about what we saw there, why we were inspired, what a day on the road is like and some facts you ought to […]

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Sam in the desert

The 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

I’m often asked about what kit to take on a long trip but I’m not so brave as to attempt to tell anyone how to equip their bike and themselves. But, a few ideas may stop some lessons being learned the hard, painful, or expensive way.

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