Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
|The new BMW F800GS at the top of the Col du Petit St-Bernard|
|The first ride on the Joux Plane, Samoens, France|
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
I did the same in Iceland ski touring and the GPS maps the route you have taken the speed and vertical gains etc... its pretty cool. Click on the link for a fly through of the route. Hit the speed button up to 32x otherwise you will be watching for 2 hrs
Recon Trials Ride Test
Monday, 21 May 2012
I am busy preparing my BMW F800GS for a transalpine off-road and on-road adventure (details to follow later). However one of the questions that has perplexed me up until now has been tire choice. There are many blog threads, tweets and much other noise about which tire is the best off-road/on road mix. The majority of the information on the web is American where they tend to go for full knobblies, the bigger the better. However big Enduro bikes, also spend a deal of any trip loaded up with a lot of gear and travelling on tarmac, and most, if not all off-road tires don,t handle as well on the road, make a lot of noise and the riders feel a definite buzz through the handle bars. After much reading and searching I have opted to try the K60 Scout by the German brand Heidenau, they are a true 50/50 tire especially designed for big Enduro GS machines. They have just arrived today and they look great, deep tread but with enough rolling edge to suggest they with be cool on the road as well. Only time will tell and I am told I do need to run them in but these tires mark the first significant step towards preparing the bike for a high altitude late summer adventure.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Friday, 3 February 2012
Ok I am now what I hope is half way there, so its now time to look at steeds. Choosing a bike like a hair cut defines who and how the world looks to you and visa versa. Also as I am discovering it can well define ultimate what you do with your two-wheeled freedom.