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July 19th, 2013 | New York State

The Long Island Saga…

Patricia has spent many a summer in the Hampton’s on Long Island, not only teaching Pilates, but also working at a much respected restaurant in Sag Harbor. Naturally, she had made many friends there, some of which she had not seen since our wedding last year. Although riding on Long Island was not part of […]

July 4th, 2013 | North America

Downtime in Pennsylvania…

Doug and I spent the day driving around Pottsville, trying to find someone who was not only available, but prepared to knock my pannier back into some semblance of its former shape. After stopping off at four different places we finally managed to locate Bill’s Body Shop, and we agreed on a price for the […]

June 25th, 2013 | Louisiana

And the Good News is…!!

With most motorcycle repair shops, including BMW in Baton Rouge being closed on Mondays, I was lucky enough to finally get in touch with Chuck House, a well known repairer of all things on two wheels. I had tried to reach him on the evening that I arrived, but he was already closed for the […]

December 2nd, 2012 | Africa

A Busy Boy and Message from Pennsylvania…!!

Getting settled into Johannesburg has not been all that easy…!! I stayed in four different homes in the first two weeks after arriving here… I am finally in a place that I can hopefully call “home” for the next few months, although the house that I am in, is on the market, and if a […]

November 16th, 2012 | New Jersey

The Rescue of, and Goodbye to, the Big Fella…!!

My good friends Doug McIllwain and Kevin duly arrived in Freehold to collect the me, and then drove to Monmouth Beach to collect the Big Fella… Kevin’s trailer was by far the fanciest that the Big Fella had ever been in…!! We chatted about my recent wedding and brief trip back to South Africa on […]

March 12th, 2012 | Brazil


We were beset with bad luck for a good part of the day today…!! The night before, I had a runny nose, and hoped that it was just a sinus thing… My hopes were dashed the following morning…!! I woke up with a bad case of flu, feeling as if I had been run over […]