Which Ducati Scrambler – Buying A New Motorbike

Ducati Scrambler Icon There has been an awful lot of hype lately in the motorcycle magazines about Ducati`s latest offering; The Ducati Scrambler. Apparently it`s not being marketed as part of the normal Ducati range, but enjoying its own publicity and that its carving out `a way of life` for the hipsters of Europe. Well, … Continue reading “Which Ducati Scrambler – Buying A New Motorbike”

Trail Riding In Thailand – Off-road

Back in December I took a flight to Thailand for a Christmas and a bit of summer sun. I thought it was going to be one of those `normal` type holidays, chilling out by the beach and schlepping around the night markets. However, whilst taking it easy in Pai (Northern Thailand up near the Myanmar … Continue reading “Trail Riding In Thailand – Off-road”

In The Market For A New Bike – Buying A New Motorbike

Lovely shiny (but wet) CCM GP450 Adventure Bike Which New Bike to Buy? I wanted a bike which did `everything` ! A superbike, an off road trails bike, a happy commuter, a motorbike and sidecar (to transport all my wares?) I wanted speed, off road grip, ability for touring with luggage. My first decision was … Continue reading “In The Market For A New Bike – Buying A New Motorbike”

Motorbike and Sidecar Extraordinaire – The DNEPR experience

Well, there I was minding my own business when I received a call suggesting I took a ride in a gentleman`s conveyance. Who was I to refuse? “What is it,” I asked? “A motorbike and sidecar from Ukraine; a 1992 DNEPR MT11” came the response. Well, that was all new to me. We met at … Continue reading “Motorbike and Sidecar Extraordinaire – The DNEPR experience”

Bike Control Training Day – How good is your bike control?

It was last weekend when I took a training course to hone my bike control skills for the summer season. I`d signed up last year to the course, recommended by many, and had almost forgotten about it until the day was upon me. So after a brief tyre pressure check, armed with a little in … Continue reading “Bike Control Training Day – How good is your bike control?”

The Lonely Ride Out – Don`t forget your Money, Money Money

The weather was just on the turn, summer into autumn, and I found myself on a bike ride with no biking chums for the weekend. What`s a gal to do but don her leathers and get the funk out, solo style! I decided to treat myself to my favourite dales ride, with the intention of … Continue reading “The Lonely Ride Out – Don`t forget your Money, Money Money”

Motorcycle Live 2013 at the NEC 23 November -1 December. – A great show for the `never beens`

Well, the fabulous NEC Motorcycle Live 2013 is still reverberating a couple of weeks on! As a virgin to this legendary event, it filled my head with numerous thoughts and endless possibilities as to what to do on two wheels (even trikes or monowheels!). I found it good value as I had blagged a reduced … Continue reading “Motorcycle Live 2013 at the NEC 23 November -1 December. – A great show for the `never beens`”