Monday, 24 December 2012

Did You Buy Yourself a Biking Christmas Present?

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I wish you a great time and an even better 2013.

This year’s Christmas present to myself.

Roll on the 2013 riding season! I am planning a road trip here....

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Video Competition - Win A GoPro Camera!

Some of you will remember the ABCD photograph competition I ran some time ago. It is time to have another competition, but this time even bigger and better!

The new competition is for motorcycle videos. They can be filmed from on-board a motorcycle, they can be about anything to do with motorcycles, they can be old or they can be new.

The last competition had a short time-frame, but this one doesn’t. You have until 31st October 2013 to enter your video, so there is plenty of time. There are three categories...

1. On-board motorcycle videos. Amateur videos that include a considerable amount of material shot from on-board cameras mounted on your bike, helmet etc.
2. General motorcycle videos. Amateur videos about any aspect of motorcycles or motorcycling.
3. Professional motorcycle videos. These are made by professional film makers or videographers.

For the full rules and details on how to enter, see this page on my website

Wooley has already pointed out that entering this competition means that you have to already have a video camera, in order to win a video camera. He of course is quite right, but look at it this way – it is a chance to win ANOTHER video camera.

So, if you have a video you are already proud of, you can submit it now. If you haven’t, then start planning now to film something brilliant!

Please feel free to re-post this on your own blog, or website.

Monday, 17 December 2012

My son Charlie in HOG Magazine

Some of my readers may remember seeing this picture of my eldest son, Charlie, that I included in an earlier posting about the trip we did on our motorcycle to Portugal.

The Harley Owners Group (HOG) magazine wrote an article about young riders, especially Charlie, and he appears in the Winter 2012 edition of the magazine.

Well done Charlie, Jackie and I are very proud of you!

Here is the article...

For those with eyes that were once young, try this link....

Saturday, 15 December 2012

How to fix luggage to a custom motorcycle

When designing my custom motorcycle Amelia, I knew two things for sure.

1. I would be touring long distances on this motorcycle.
2. I needed to be able to fix luggage to the bike, but I didn't want an ugly rack to spoil the look of the bike.

Good looks and practicality don't always go well together, so, it became clear that we needed to be quite innovative in devising a solution for fixing luggage to the bike.

This is what we did.... it works a treat....

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Guide to Planning a Motorcycle Road Trip in the USA

Planning to a motorcycle road trip in the US? Then you might want to read this guide.

As a Englishman who planned and then rode 21,000 miles in America on a road trip, I learnt a lot about what to consider if planning a motorcycle road trip in the US for the first time. Thinking it would be useful to others doing the same thing, I wrote about my views on this. If you are planning to visit the US from a different country and are going to ride a motorcycle while there, you might want to read my free guide giving tips and advice about planning such a trip.

Americans might find it useful as well, or you could let me know if I have missed anything.

The free guide is available here

Monday, 3 December 2012

France In America - Free Book!

At the end of my 21,475 mile motorcycle tour of the USA, I made a promise on my blog that I intend to keep. I said anyone that commented on my blog before the last day of the trip, would receive a free copy of my book about the tour.

That promise will be kept.

With a few things still to do, the book will be published early next year. To show my gratitude to those that encouraged me to keep writing on my blog by making comments on it, I would like to send you your free copy.

So, if you commented on my blog before the last day of my tour, sometime between now and 14th January, please let me have a postal address where I can send the book to. All you need to do is to send it to me in an email to the address in the 'Contact / Social' part of the panel on the right.

By the way, Blogger lets me know who commented, so no cheaters please!