Category: Travel

Davide Biga - around the world on a Super Tenere

Davide Biga completes his RTW ride on a Super Ténéré

Davide Biga left his home in Italy in May 2011 for a 90,000 km/55,000 miles ride around the world on his white Super Tenere. One year later he returned with many good memories (and a few not so good ones…). The bike performed flawlessly, but for a burned headlight bulb, and came through a big […]

how not to ride off road

Free “How to Ride Off-Road” booklet

I found this booklet, written by Dave Peterson, available for free download on his site, bestrestproducts.com. Its full title is “How To Ride A Motorcycle Off Road – Riding Techniques for Large Dual-Purpose Bikes”. It’s full of useful tips for off-road riding as well as travel, preparation and packing tips for adventure motorcycling. There is inevitably […]

Super Tenere 50,000 mile stripdown

Nick Sander’s Super Ténéré 50,000 mile stripdown

You may have seen details on Nick’s ride, 3 times the length of the Americas in around 100 days. After his return to the UK, Nick answered some questions for me. The Super Ténéré that Nick rode was supplied by Yamaha UK, and when the bike arrived back there, expert technicians stripped the bike completely to see […]

Riding Yamaha in Bali

Super Ténéré parts from… Bali?

Yes, you read that right… this small island in Indonesia has now played its part in feeding my Super Tenere farkle addiction! Here’s the story. My nephew got married in Bali, and most of my family came from Perth to attend. I traveled from DC (36 hours each way, thank you very much) to attend […]

Nick Sander gassing up in South America

Nick Sanders answers your questions

Nick Sanders’ ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and back in 49 days, riding a Super Tenere, was an incredible effort. Even more incredible when you think he was filming it for his just-released documentary, aptly named “The Incredible Ride”. Of course this is not his first time around the block, and it may […]

No, Nick has not been abducted by aliens…

Nick Sanders was on the run home – riding to Toronto from Deadhorse after fifty thousand miles on the Super Tenere – when his Spot tracker stopped sending his position outside Fargo, North Dakota. After tracking him daily during his 46-day Pan-Am there-and-back record, it seemed like he’d dropped off the face of the earth. […]

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The Super Ténéré and the Wet One Thousand

My Super Tenere passed her 1000th mile on the weekend, and got a good washing at the same time…

The Ted Simon Foundation launched

Ted Simon has been one of my inspirations since reading his book, Jupiter’s Travels, in 1982. Now, soon after his 80th birthday, he’s still inspiring people with the launch of the Ted Simon Foundation. The Foundation is non-profit organization promoting world understanding through personal adventure travel. From the website: “The Foundation was created by a […]

Nick Sanders completes 50,000 mile ride on his Super Tenere

Nick just completed his monumental ride, three times the length of the Americas in less than four months. This includes a record time for Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia and back again. He finished a tad under 50 days for the 30,000 mile trip, riding 20-hour days while battling border bureaucracy, crazy traffic, rough roads and […]