Monday, 25 March 2013

Riders of the lost lanes

We went on a search for some new routes for our Green Lane Experience a couple of weeks ago. As you can see...Tony really is thorough!!

No stone left unturned. Bless! At least I think that's what he's doing!

This place just keeps on giving! We are really impressed with the number of lanes we have found and the roads connecting them are just ace! We've got the XT660's on the road now and, well O.K, they are not as light as an enduro bike, but they are lovely to ride and well placed on the green lanes and back roads of wales. Better for longer journeys too. I could sit on one all day, and often do! The right tool for the job (Tony's a pretty useful tool too!).


Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Crutch Challenge

I had a slight biking accident on Thursday resulting in a broken foot, a sprained ankle and most painfully of all, two dislocated toes! Bored so I thought I would set myself a few StephMoto challenges! Starting with easy stuff as its only day 1 on the crutches!Here is part 1 of the Crutch challenge.....


Islamic province bans women pillion passengers from straddling motorbikes..

.. to protect their 'morals' in Indonesia

A city in an Indonesian province which follows Sharia law is to ban women from straddling on motorbikes behind male drivers. Leaflets have been sent to residents and government offices in the city of Lhokseumawe to inform them about the new rules. The mayor of the city, Suaidi Yahya, said the change in law is to save people's 'morals and behaviours'.
Controversial: A city in an Indonesian province which follows Sharia law is to ban women from straddling on motorbikes behind male drivers. This is a file picture
Controversial: A city in an Indonesian province which follows Sharia law is to ban women from straddling on motorbikes behind male drivers. This is a file picture

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Coast to Coast to Coast to Coast

I have been invited to be support driver for the  Incredible USA Coast to Coast Challenge, riding through Niagra, Sturgis, Badlands, Boneville Salt Flats, Yellowstone Park and Death Valley to name but a few. My role will be to sweep a group of 25 bikers from West to East coast and back in 23 days (picking them up if they break down), pick up another 25 bikers, turn around and do it all over again. A total of 15,452 miles in 46 days! Challenge on!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Ready, Steady, Fast Eddy



“All riders to the start line” summoned the voice through the crackling tanoy system. Having been here before as a rider, I knew just how much that voice and those words could twist your insides and threaten to stop your heart right there and then, in the middle of a frosty field in Ashby De La Zouch! Thankfully, on this occasion, my insides were firmly unaffected. Safe in the knowledge that I would not be on that start line today!






Monday, 4 March 2013

Interview with Nick Sanders


I interviewed Nick a year ago for an article I was writing. It was some time later that he offered me a job and we became friends. I now live in a cabin on his land most of the time with my dog Chui, helping him manage all his various projects.

Nick Sanders has motorcycled around the world 7 times and up and down the Americas 7 times to make him the most experienced solo motorcycle adventurer in the world. Nick holds the record for riding around the world in 19 days and also the double transit of the Americas in 46 days. He has led client expeditions across the Himalayas, from London to Timbuktu, around the world and extensively along the full length of the Americas from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska.

Seems like a perfect base to develop my skills as a Solo Motorcycle Adventurer!
Check out the interview here and come join me in Peru after the tour!