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Riding over the Golden Gate Bridge. Again. #Zartusacan 07

One of the “must dos” on our list for this trip was to spend a little bit of time in San Francisco. We had 36 hours in the city when we were on our Eagle Rider tour a couple of years ago and felt like we had so much more to see and do, so

An Empty Honey Jar in the Bear Safe. #Zartusacan 06

I think it’s fair to say that we put off the camping thing for the first week of our Zartusacan. It’s not that we didn’t want to or didn’t intend to camp instead of paying for motels and hotels every night, but rather that we haven’t done it for years and were somewhat dreading the amount

Gravel, Railroads and the Spouting Horn. #Zartusacan 05

I’m not intending to write a blog post for every single day of this trip, but this particular one – Saturday 7 May – was particularly eventful (for all the right reasons, don’t worry) so I decided it was worth it. It all started pretty bog standard, really. We headed south on the I5, a

Washington State and into Oregon. #Zartusacan 03

Our “plan”, if you can call it that, was always to use highway 101 as our route down the west coast of the USA. It pretty much hugs the coastline through Washington State, Oregon and California, providing Pacific coast views and plenty of amazing scenery. We rode a bit of it a couple of years

A Day Ride to Cape Flattery. #Zartusacan 02

We booked two nights in Port Angeles with the intention of using the day in the middle to explore Olympic National Park, an area of mountains, lakes and forest in the north west of the USA that we had heard only good things about. We could see the snow-capped mountains of hurricane ridge from our

The Adventure Begins. #Zartusacan 01

Good evening from the Royal Victoria Motel in Port Angeles, our basic but clean and comfortable bed for the night. We are now a few days into our trip and have begun to settle in to the swing of things – the jet lag is subsiding, we’ve got through a couple of tanks of fuel,

Getting Three Months off Work and other #Zartusacan Questions

With just a couple of working days to go until we finish work for eleven whole weeks (SO close!), I thought I should write a little post on here to address some of the most common #Zartusacan questions that we’ve been asked recently. Riding in Scotland. Well, stopping.  How did you manage to get three

Riding to the Sea. For the Journey.

It’s a few weeks ago now that we had an entire day spare just to head somewhere on the motorbikes just to enjoy the ride. For me it was also an opportunity to try out two new things – the fab new topbox I got from LincsGeek for Christmas and a great new travel shirt

Zartusacan! Road Trip Update

When I introduced our road trip to you back in July I put a note at the bottom asking for suggestions for a name… well it’s been a long time coming due to lack of creativity on my part, but we finally have something thanks to a great friend who thought about it A LOT on

Motorbike Tour of Europe – We Rode to Italy and Back

Having had a number of holidays on our motorbikes, including some touring, earlier on in the year we decided to go one step further and do a bit of credit card touring. For those of you who aren’t sure, this road trip style basically refers to a multi-day journey for which you don’t organise your

Exploring Scotland by Motorbike

Earlier this month LincsGeek and I headed on our annual motorcycle trip with our two friends Paul and Rick. This year we decided to head up to Scotland, via Northumberland on the way up and Carlisle on the way back. We love Scotland and have had the pleasure of holidaying and touring in various parts

What’s in your Bag? Femfresh Wipes

This is a post about feminine care when travelling… just saying in case any of my readers would prefer not to read about that kind of thing! When I go on holiday on my motorbike I use this incredibly useful BarBagEvo handlebar bag by Wunderlich. It was a birthday present from LincsGeek (via Nippy Normans