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Gear: GPS Trackers

Gear: GPS Trackers

Feb 26, 2014

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 either been within mobile phone signal range, or with a group and only an hour or two from hospital should...

Altrider Side Stand Foot… Take 2

Altrider Side Stand Foot… Take 2

Jun 8, 2011

Before setting off for my trip to Morocco I got myself a side stand foot form the guys at Altrider.  If I’m honest, it was the part that I was most looking forward to testing in the desert.  It worked well on the beaches around Guernsey, however, that didn’t quite go to plan! The first two sections of the trip were over the Riff mountains in the...

The ultimate backup oil bottle – 1200GS Adventure

The ultimate backup oil bottle – 1200GS Adventure

Apr 13, 2011

Last year whilst travelling through Germany on the great bucket list adventure tour of ’11 with some of the other Ridearound team I discovered one of those things that new BMW 1200 GS riders find out at some point – the boxer engines, particularly when running in, can go through oil faster than my fellow travellers went through their first pints at...

Wunderlich exhaust valve protector – BMW R1200 GSA

Wunderlich exhaust valve protector – BMW R1200 GSA

Apr 4, 2011

With a view to slowly preparing the GSA for next years Ridearound trip to Iceland involving a significant amount of off road riding I had decided to start fitting a few bits an pieces to the bike to prepare it for the Icelandic trails.  After browsing through the variety of Wunderlich parts available through the Nippy Normans website one of the protection...

Barkbuster hand guards for Project Pegaso

Barkbuster hand guards for Project Pegaso

Mar 17, 2011

Since we picked up the Aprillia Pegasso a couple of months ago for a bargain price with lofty aspirations of tackling off road challenges that we some of us dare not attempt on the BMWs we have been gradually fixing a few faults with it an generally getting it road worthy and ready to have some off road fun on. After a new set of rear pads, an oil and filter change and a new brake lever it was time to take the bike for its inaugural run through the fields that we had permission to use. Despite only having road tyres on the bike coped with the terrain without to many issues.

ContourGPS Helmet Camera

ContourGPS Helmet Camera

Feb 26, 2011

When planning an adventure, the first thing you want to make sure is that you’re not going to forget all the places you’ve explored and thrills you’ve experienced. Not only that but you’ll probably want to be able to share the best bits with the people you left behind. What better way to do this than with videos. Some of the key...