Leaking trousers… perhaps

15th January 2018 by  in The Dex Files

What’s worse than non-waterproof kit? Easy: kit that has always been waterproof suddenly losing its waterproofness. But there’s one thing even worse than that: doubt. The suspicion that your waterproof kit is no longer waterproof… but without the wring-them-out wet pants to prove it. Just a hint of chilly dampness that makes you question the  [Read full post…]

Places to go

12th January 2018 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

I’m still filing away good roads to ride. Do keep the suggestions coming. But I also thought, I should make a list of places I need to visit. You know: bike meets and the like. I haven’t given it half as much thought as the roads. So far I’ve come up with: 1 British GP  [Read full post…]

The to-re-do-list

8th January 2018 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

My plan for a great year on two wheels is taking shape. Slowly. I’m starting with a list of roads I haven’t ridden for a while. Roads I think I need to revisit. Here’s my top 10. 1 The A87 Don’t need much of an excuse to ride to Skye – this is my favourite  [Read full post…]

Your next great ride

5th January 2018 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

I haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution – I’m too macho for that, clearly. But I have decided that I need to make more of an effort this year. More of an effort to take the path less trodden, to find more of those half-forgotten great roads I last visited a decade ago. To get  [Read full post…]

Normal service will be resumed shortly

3rd January 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Okay, I’m back on solid food. I’m not sweating neat spirits and red wine. I don’t need the sunglasses or Anadin. In fact, I was back on the bike this morning, bright and early. And god it felt good. That has to be the ultimate hangover cure* – blowing the cobwebs away with a chilly  [Read full post…]

I wish I was in Scotland

2nd January 2018 by  in The Dex Files

They do many things properly, North of the Border. One of them is New Year celebrations. The other is having two Bank Holidays to recover. Suffice it to say that after overdoing things on New Year’s Eve, at Hogsback Harry’s party, I am still suffering. Can’t remember the last time I had a two-day hangover.  [Read full post…]

Happy New Year

1st January 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Short post. Terribly hungover. Happy New Year. Dex

TFLS cracked

29th December 2017 by  in The Dex Files

Didn’t get to go for a ride. The Fair Lady Scully decided there’d been too much blokes-sitting-on-their-arses going on over Christmas and unleashed me on a range of domestic tasks as soon as the house was free of offspring. I’ve not finished yet. It’s a long list of jobs. With luck, I might get the  [Read full post…]

I cracked

28th December 2017 by  in The Dex Files

Alright, I couldn’t leave the computer alone. The curse of being self-employed: always want to be working. How was your Christmas? Mine was quiet and uneventful. I did get out for a ride on Boxing Day – but not a long one. I feltĀ  guilty going out whileNumber Two Son was sat there, unable to  [Read full post…]

Merry Christmas

23rd December 2017 by  in The Dex Files

I’ll be turning the computer off in a minute and the plan is to leave it off until the New Year. I recommend everyone tries that! But before I go, thanks for reading the blog and have a great Christmas and a happy New Year. I hope Santa brings you that new bike you were  [Read full post…]

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