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Gear: GPS Trackers

When I made the decision to go on a big adventure along the Trans-Canadian Adventure Trail (TCAT), one of the first things that sprang to mind was personal safety. Sure, I've done trips in Europe and into the desert in Morocco but these have always…

Planning Progress - February 2013

I had a minor panic last night. I had a sinking feeling that I hadn't done anything constructive towards the planning for my trip for at least a week. In fact I haven't even got a firm date for when I'm setting off yet! Is…

My Chosen Destination: Canada

When choosing where to go on my adventure I had a choice of two destinations: Globebusters was my first thought. The are several very compelling reasons why I might have chosen to do this trip with with Globebusters. Firstly, the route they are doing is…

Am I ready for this?

One of the hardest parts of planning this adventure so far is Has been deciding where I should go, for how long and whether to do it on my own or book myself on a guided group trip. Any one that knows me well will…

Idea for an Adventure is Born

BackgroundHi, I'm Adrian. I've been working software engineer on the tiny island of Guernsey somewhere between France and England since I left University in 2003: When I strated my working life, I also bought my first motorbike. Back then I didn't realise just how central…

Coffee stop

We're only 20 minutes away from the BMF Show camp site but following some interesting overtaking manoeuvres, Dave thought it would be a good idea to stop for a coffee break (and to clean his pants!!)... Although he doesn't actually want a coffee now!

Coffee stop

We're only 20 minutes away from the BMF Show camp site but following some interesting overtaking manoeuvres, Dave thought it would be a good time to stop for a coffee break (and to clean his pants!!)

GS Trophy Qualifier Tickets Finally Arrive

This weekend I'll be in the UK with Shane and Dave taking part in the UK qualifying event for the international BMW GS Trophy, this year it's being held in South America! As with past RideAround trips, I'm the last one to head off to…

Dave arrives in the UK

Dave has arrived in the UK and will be camping tonight. As usual, he does it in style with his MX boots hanging out of his topbox! And yes; he did ride down the road like that!