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April 9th, 2012 | Peru

BMW Lima and the 150 000 km Service…

It took almost an hour to ride the 10 km to Commercial Gildemeister BMW Motorrad… Monday morning traffic in Lima is murder with a capital “M”…!! This dealership has been a going concern for only two years, and although the service was efficient, and the staff very helpful, I think they still have a ways […]

April 9th, 2010 | Africa

Pump it Up !!

If you are interested in the technical bits and bobs that a long distance rider needs to keep in mind, then read on… This post is about tyre pressures under various conditions and was provided by Steve Eilertsen of Africa Long Distance and Off Road Riding Academy. I attended an off road course in 2009, […]

March 9th, 2010 | Africa

No rest for the wicked…!!

I decided that before I made up my final list of stuff that I will be taking with me, (and where exactly I’ll be packing it all), that I should unpack everything and recheck it one last time…. I have been asked by many a biker to post this list for “those that might follow […]

January 25th, 2010 | Africa

My Cousin Get’s In On The Act…..

Much of my route planning has made me aware of the places where fuel and water could possibly pose a problem to me and the bike. I listened carefully to the guys I met who had ridden the roads through Sudan and Northern Kenya, and those that had followed the Nile on their way to […]

March 1st, 2008 | Africa

Mileage Fuel Calculations & Currency Conversion Rates

Fuel Calculations TBMH No: Date Value Litres R / Litre Dist. Cons. R / KM Cum. KM Read START 4737 1 15-Dec R 113.18 15.01 R 7.54 160 16.65 R 0.45 160 4897 Middelburg, South Africa 2 16-Dec R 118.74 15.96 R 7.44 256 16.04 R 0.46 416 5153 Nelspruit 3 20-Dec R 100.00 14.09 […]