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Where has the time gone?

What a crazy couple of months these last two have been – loads going on and all of it good. April was packed with presentations around the UK and full on work on two new projects. And I can tell you about one of those right now…

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A Question of Ethanol

There’s lots of conversation going on about the plans to include Ethanol in fuel in the UK, and what the effects of that are on bikes, particularly older models. There are quite a few myths and legends floating around about the subject…

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Lois Pryce - Adventurer, author and much more

An opportunity!

Ha! Well, I did say anything goes didn’t I? This is something completely different and there’s so much I have to tell you, as I’m tapping out these words I’m wondering where to begin and end! Let’s start with Lois. Lois Pryce I mean. I wonder how many motorcyclists haven’t heard of Lois, her two […]

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Up on the roof

Ace Cafe Adventure Travel Day

By 10.30 the parking area was full and bikes were stretched down the road for hundreds of yards in both directions. I stood at the doorway to the Cafe for just a moment and all I could hear was the confident burble of overlanding bikes and the cheerful natter…

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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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