2018 Honda Goldwing – Test ride

I remember when the new ZX14R came out in 2012 and everyone was saying how much better it was over my 2008 version I owned at the time.  And it was for that reason that I didn’t ride one.  I didn’t want to know. I was acutely aware that an outcome of our US/Canada motorcycle…

Final Days in Seattle

Last night we were talking to our Airbnb hosts, who are absolutely lovely, and they suggested that we should also check out the Museum of History and Industry – MOHAI – which is primarily focused on a history of Seattle. Looking at Google maps it gave a few options but the easiest and fastest option…

Getting the Down-low on Seattle

In only a couple of days we head off on our riding adventure so rather than packing heaps more in while we are in Seattle we are just doing a couple of things and relaxing so we are ready for the next leg. Beneath the Streets – Deb found this tour on one of the…

Out for a drive around Seattle

With a very full day of taking in the sights yesterday, today we started it somewhat slower with a relaxed breakfast at the diner up the road at 10:30. It seemed like everyone in Queen Anne had the same idea as it was very busy which unfortunately meant it was slow. Oh well we’re on…

Heading out for a coffee

Firstly I have to say that I am not a coffee snob.  In fact I mainly drink instant coffee at home and at work.  For me coffee is social habit, a drink enjoyed with company. And I’m boring – a flat white because I don’t want any of that fancy foam or chocolate sprinkles –…

Motorsport – what’s your flavour

  I love Motorsport. I love the sound. I love the smell. I love the adrenaline. And I love the speed. In my younger years I raced cars in the forest for a few years and picked up many valuable driving skills that have helped me on the road, and I burnt through a lot…

Shhhh… hearing protection while riding

It was a lesson that I learned too late in my motorcycle riding history.  Riding bikes for hours with no hearing protection damages your hearing and so with ringing in my ears I warn younger riders to wear hearing protection.