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We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt – Wild West Part Five

Once out of Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, we quickly headed high up into the mountains and into some very different scenery. In the morning we were below sea-level amongst salt flats and white sand, by the evening we were 8,000 feet or so in amongst trees and a whole lot cooler. We

Lifedge. Go do.

It was at about mile eight or nine of the Spires and Steeples Challenge yesterday that I thought to myself: “If only I had a Lifedge phone case this time last year, I’d have lots more proof of the terrible conditions that lead me to abandon my hike half way through.” At that moment I realised that thanks

Movie Set Scenery – Wild West Part Four

One of the reasons I like to travel is to see things in real life that otherwise I could only see in pictures. Our Wild West motorcycle tour confirmed this for me: there is nothing better than seeing something that someone else once showed you in a photograph with your very own eyes. To stand

Some Snaps of a Quick Motorcycle Ride to France

There has been a lot in the media over the last few weeks about the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Codenamed Operation Overlord, D-Day was the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, leading

A Very Important Motorcycle Ride

Tomorrow I go on a very important motorcycle ride. I will be riding my F650GS alongside LincsGeek, Veronica, Edward, Rick and Paul, approximately 2,000 miles around Great Britain in memory of my father-in-law. The Graham Homes Memorial Motorcycle Ride is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. I have not scheduled any

Profile of a Female Motorcyclist

I love the Profile of a Female Motorcyclist features over on Helmet and Heels, they’re always very interesting and include some great biking stories. So today I am feeling rather fabulous that I’ve made the feature! Head over to the blog to read my biking story. Oh, and if it’s motorbikes you like, I’ve added a category to my

Dream Trip Booked: Now to Get Stronger

LincsGeek and I have been talking about, dreaming about, going on a motorcycle tour of the west of the USA for years. Years and years. Probably about ten years. Maybe more. We have always joked that we probably wouldn’t actually get around to going until we both retired, by which time we would be very

Review: Stuffits

The problem with our hobbies being walking, motorcycling and skiing is that we often end up with a line of boots by the back door drying or airing out. Stinky damp boots. Yuk! I came across Stuffits at the end of last year and just had to try them out. The company was very kind

The Graham Homes Memorial Ride

The Graham Homes Memorial Ride will be 2,000+ miles of Great British roads over a week at the end of May 2013, raising money for two cancer charities. It will be our biking tribute to Graham, my father in law, recreating something of our John O’Groats to Land’s End trip in 2009, while hopefully making

Snap Happy: 1st September

Travel – My F650GS

Blog Challenge: 5 Pretty Awesome Posts You Might’ve Missed

When you blog, posts soon get lost in the constant stream of content that gets added at the top each day. Posts that bloggers might be really proud of soon get shoved onto page two, page three, page fifteen. So Fuzzygalore (great motorcycle blogger) has set a blog challenge. Choose your five most awesome (in

A Different Kind of Bike Trip

It’s become a bit of a tradition for us to go on a bike trip/holiday each summer – this is normally a small group affair, including myself and my husband, my father in law, a good friend, and sometimes my brother in law too. We’ve done Wales, the Lake District, Ireland and of course the

A Motorcycling Confidence Boost

When I right personal posts on my blog I often refer to how I lack in confidence, how I get anxious, how I worry about things. That anxiety often leads me to believe I can’t do something, and so I don’t do it – making excuses. Or I do it, and spend quite a lot

Motorbike vs Normal Shoes

Dar over on Princess Scooterpie set a quick blog challenge to post a photo of your favourite bike and non-bike shoes/boots… it had to be done! I have just the one pair of motorbike boots – my old Frank Thomas short boots. I have to get short boots – for some reason manufacturers fail to

Carole Nash DNA+

From earlier this year, Carole Nash – the motorbike insurance company – have included their DNA+ for free with every motorbike policy. Carole Nash kindly sent me some of the DNA+ to mark up my beemer so I could tell you about it. DNA+ is a solution with a combination of ‘DNA’ and microdot technology