Several months ago we embarked on a massive adventure touring trip from London to Morocco by motorcycle. That trip changed us. We realised we wanted to do more motorcycle traveling and of all the other ways to travel (plane, boat, train), traveling by bike was our new preferred method of transport. Read more
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Adventure motorcycle touring sheds an entirley new light on the word gear and that thing I sometimes despise, called packing. You’re exposed to the elements and you need to be prepared for all kinds of eventualities. If you’re camping you need your camp gear, if it’s winter you need your thermals, if it rains you need wet weather gear, if something breaks you need tools. Then there’s non-motorcycle clothing; toiletries, cameras, phones, maps, the list is never ending.
For the past couple of months Neil and his friend Sean have been steadily working towards their adventure motorcycling dream – London to Morocco overland. On the eve of the expedition, Neil talks about the motivations behind the journey, the decision to purchase the Yamaha Tenere and what he’s planning next.
Two and half years ago Neil, Sean and I sat in a cafeteria enjoying our first (albeit interesting) experience with Korean food. Surrounded by expats from America, Canada, England and the antipodean nations, we laughed about the tiny milk cartons, challenged each other to eat kimchi and discussed our dreams of riding from London to Morocco on a motorcycle.
After taking Yammie on a couple of casual jaunts around London the promise of clear blue skies provided the perfect excuse to add a few more miles to our road trip log. A two hour trip to Brighton would be ample time for Neil to get some riding practice in and for me to practice my holding on skills. We should have allowed for longer… Read more
Road trips are something I’ve been missing since we arrived in London; discovering new places, fish n chips on the beach and a few beers whilst watching the sunset are a little more difficult to come by when you’re relying on public transport. Going from two cars to no car has been somewhat challenging and with summer just around the corner we decided it was time to add to the Neil and G family.
With Summer Camp done and dusted we were officially on Summer vacation. We’d decided early in the year (to the delight of our co-teachers) to spend a week on Jeju Island (Jeju-do). Jeju is a volcanic island, located in the Korea Strait, right at the bottom of the South Korean peninsula. Often described as the Hawaii of Korea, it’s a really popular honeymoon destination for Koreans and a favorite vacation spot for Japanese and Chinese tourists.