Gainsborough to Louth (A631) – MotoGoLoco Classics

30th January 2015 by  in MotoGoLoco Classic Motorcycle Routes

The most famous and notorious biking road in Lincolnshire (the local road safety partnership publish some sobering stats) but ridden well and with respect, a wholly enjoyable run. Stop off at the popular Caenby Corner Cafe en route for a cuppa and watch the crowds gather. Route Map & GPS Files > View/download the route  [Read full post…]

Tyres. Again

30th January 2015 by  in The Dex Files

The trouble with doing the kind of mileage I do is that running costs are rarely low. I do what I can to keep them under control, doing my own minor services (unless I’m really busy with work). But there’s one thing I can’t control and that’s the cost of replacement tyres. I suppose I  [Read full post…]

Tim’s map-based recruiting drive

28th January 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

I’m almost feeling sorry for Dale Caesar. Since Tidy Tim discovered how easy it is to plan routes using this site’s mapping section, he’s generated myriad possible routes for this summer’s Spain trip. And he’s made Dale look a bit foolish. Dale, as I’ve mentioned previously, has organized our group’s European rides for years –  [Read full post…]

Hit a Badger

26th January 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Had a very nasty moment with a badger last night. I was taking a slightly rural short-cut on my way back from Chobham – in the pitch black, naturally – when I hit a badger. It was already dead, I hasten to add. Lying in the road. But I was lucky not to join it.  [Read full post…]

Tim’s second route… and his third… and his fourth…

23rd January 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

Tidy Tim has got into planning routes with a vengeance. Like a freshly converted Christian, he’s become manically evangelical, desperate to spread the good word. So far this week he’s sent out three versions of what could be our first day’s ride in Spain. Not just to me, but to Hogsback Harry, Noddy, DA… pretty  [Read full post…]

Retirement blues

22nd January 2015 by  in The Dex Files

My old mucker Noddy* is retiring from the police this week. He went in as a graduate trainee when they were rare animals in the ranks of the boys in blue, he’s done his 30 years, and now he’s itching to get out. He’s had a countdown running on his phone for the past year  [Read full post…]

Tim’s first route

16th January 2015 by  in The Dex Files

I spent the afternoon with my pal Tidy Tim, trying to teach him how to use Garmin BaseCamp to set up a route for his new Zumo sat nav (yep, I got the call). It was perhaps the most frustrating and pointless experience imaginable. Tim’s not a stupid man by any stretch, but he won’t mind  [Read full post…]

Tim’s cracked and bought a GPS

8th January 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

My Triumph Explorer riding Welsh friend, Tidy Tim, has finally cracked and bought a sat nav. He surprised me by not getting the latest, top-of-the-line Garmin Zumo 590 but the more modest Zumo 340LM – the entry-level model – but he’d researched what he needed and says this does the lot. Of course, it’s part  [Read full post…]

Really, really cold

5th January 2015 by  in The Dex Files

Just got back from a long ride: up to Manchester to and back. Normally, I’d stay over when travelling that far, but I have an important meeting in the morning that I didn’t want to move. So I rode up in the early morning and rode home at the end of the day. Three things  [Read full post…]

Motorcycle snobbery?

2nd January 2015 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, The Dex Files

I love to ride with my friends. We’re all slightly old gits, so there’s no ego, no racing about trying to show off, no silliness. We just roam around – not too fast, not too slow, making decent progress without scaring the horses – and enjoy a natter over coffee and a beer at the  [Read full post…]

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