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It’s interesting that Oldlondog should choose a Steinbeck reference to illustrate an article about his local bike shop because the American Nobel Laureate...

Dear Dave, Just read TRD and liked it so much I recommended it on Facebook. You must tell The Boy Biker that he only learnt half a lesson when he went on a long journey by night with a dicky headlamp. He should have stuck with the old guy with the ageing landrover, a Volkswagen bulb and some tin snips. He never let him get on to true high level bodging which is to find...

1.What was your first motorcycling experience? Aged 13, hiring a 50cc motorcycle and riding it on the streets of Rimini for an hour without mastering...

Thursday        Today I was told that I am no longer a biker. “What do you mean!?” I was told that I’m no longer a biker, just a bike rider...

Which Way Now?  It’s something to ponder: Where’s the Bike Industry going? Chasing a GP dream or embracing environmentalism? Are the marketing men...

Lessons Learned It’s been an odd month in my little bubble. After getting my mind focused on finally booking and passing my test, I have been attempting...

Something a bit different this month. Up until now I’ve concentrated on specifics, how a clutch works, that kind of thing. This month I’m talking about...

I  am going to have to disagree with Dave G here. I started proper biking aged 26 in 1979. I bought a Lewis Leathers Double zipper and a set of Belstaff thornproof trousers 2nd hand off an ex-biker mate in the army for £20. Never been seriously wet or cold in the body ever since. Like Dave, before I joined the army I wore a cheap leather that had no waterproof qualities...

The border crossing between Chile and Argentina at Portezulo de Puyehue is the last paved crossing for several thousand kilometres. As the border is high...

In April 2012 I finished work to set up DragonMotoTours with my husband, Geraint, and I received a voucher for the Yamaha Off-Road Experience, (Y.O.R.E),...

It’s rush hour in downtown Marseilles and I’m filtering through the seafront traffic on Harley Davidson’s new Breakout. It’s been an interesting...

I caught a flash of orange ahead and gave my GT250 a little extra, shaving a few more percentage points off my margin of error as I rode west along Bishopsgate....

When PC Graham Pierce rang me to talk about writing a regular column in the Digest, I saw the appeal immediately. As laudable as his stated mission to...

I’d like to start by saying I’m not a writer, a reporter, or a journalist. I’m not highly educated and I possess very few literary skills, (thank...

Ed Ricketts, the real-life marine biologist immortalised as Doc in Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, evolved a theory of how everything is connected in the natural...

  I read other motorcycle magazines somewhat regularly. I’m more interested in their letters-to-the-editor than I am in their latest shoot-out...

 It’s been a funny old winter. I started out determined to ride right through as I have done in previous years. Anything aside from snow will see me...

  There was a time, many years ago, when some of the contributors to this august journal had long hair, pimply faces and flares, when there existed...

It is doubtful that there is anyone involved in the world of British motorcycling whose life is not touched directly or indirectly by the Ace Cafe. A...

The world of the contemporary café racer in the United States is more properly addressed in Seate’s Café Racer: the Motorcycle (2008). For the past...