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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 was very much to the forefront of my mind when I was thinking about this editorial. In “Once There Was a War” – a collection of dispatches he originally...

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...