Book Review: “Russia. Mongolia. Motorbike. Me.” by Nick Sanders

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A profound treatise on solitude.

Much like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is not really about Zen or indeed motorcycle maintenance, so Russia. Mongolia. Motorbike. Me. is not really about Continue reading “Book Review: “Russia. Mongolia. Motorbike. Me.” by Nick Sanders”

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9 Lessons For The Solo Motorcycle Adventurer (learned the hard way)

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“My biggest thrill is when I plan something and it fails. My mind is then filled with ideas on how I can improve it.” 

~ Soichiro Honda    

5,244km later, the first journey is complete, the loop is closed. This is not part of the narrative, more a join on the much wider arc of thought and experience.

I had the blessing of Ted Simon, a machine built by the disciples of Continue reading “9 Lessons For The Solo Motorcycle Adventurer (learned the hard way)”

The Best is Yet to Come

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There is a strong wind but the skies are clear. The scenic route from the West Country back to London goes via the A38 and the A303 which runs through picturesque Wiltshire. It takes in several Stone, Bronze and Iron age sites and monuments, the most significant one of these being Continue reading “The Best is Yet to Come”

The Pilgrim Returns

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It takes only a few minutes to get from one side of Santander to the other. At the waterfront near the ferry port there is Continue reading “The Pilgrim Returns”

Back in the Basque Country

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The morning comes and I am still undecided as to which way to head. I type a random address in Santander into the satnav to see which routes are available. There are several, via Continue reading “Back in the Basque Country”