Great British Ride Out

23rd March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

I don’t know if you’ve picked up on this thing in the new issue of RiDE? They’ve teamed up with this site to encourage people to get out on their bikes more, with loads of points-of-interest the mapping function here can link together, to make building routes easy. Looks like a really simple, easy to  [Read full post…]

Price adjustment

21st March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Actually, I’ve been working things out. £18k for the H2 SX is actually about the same in real terms as my old ST1300 Pan European was when it was brand-new (I mean, I didn’t buy it brand-new – I’m not made of tenners). Even if you look at it in today’s prices, it’s still less  [Read full post…]


21st March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

I’ve been reading about the H2 SX – Kawasaki’s new supercharged sports tourer. I can’t decide if it looks good or not. It certainly looks the business, though. I think I’d love to have a go at that. But £18,000? Bit salty isn’t it?  

Route of all evil

19th March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Trying to work out which road I like riding least. M4, M6, M25… Or is it actually the A303? I used to quite like it, in its way, but nowadays it just seems crammed with too much traffic. The fun’s gone out of it. Oh, I think I was flashed by a speed camera last  [Read full post…]

Back on bikes

15th March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Number Two son is finally back to full fitness after his roundabout spill. The bike’s been patched up really well too. He’s back on the subject of trading up again. His dealer’s offered him a deal on an Africa Twin – the DCT model. I think it’s just being updated so this must be a  [Read full post…]

Van perspective pt2

13th March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

One thing about being up in the cab of a van – even higher than the GTR. You see everything. Two things really struck me. First, as Harry so eloquently pointed out: “Every caaahnt’s on the phone.” Yup: I’d say at least a third of car drivers seemed to have a phone in their paw.  [Read full post…]

The Van Driver Strikes Back

12th March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

I’m still getting the occasional bit of stick for my comments about van drivers. To teach me a lesson, Hogsback Harry made me drive his van at the weekend. It’s one of those big Mercedes Sprinters, slightly larger than my first house. Now, I’m a biker. I don’t own a car and only drive The  [Read full post…]

Snow laughing matter

9th March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Well I’ve had a difficult few days. Managed to avoid being caught out in the snow – purely by luck, not judgment. It was close, though. I was in the Midlands as the Beast from the East arrived. I made my excuses, kitted up and got on the bike as the first flakes fell. I  [Read full post…]

Looks can be deceiving

3rd March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

Good little ride this morning. Still on the GTR as the roads still look a bit salty for me to be taking the XR out from under its covers. Came across a couple of sportsbikes being ridden, shall we say, enthusiastically. I tagged along for a few miles – until I realised that, actually, they  [Read full post…]

Happy St David’s Day

1st March 2018 by  in The Dex Files

I only know this because I’m in Wales today. Good long ride this morning to help kick-start the month’s mileage total, too. Sadly, all dull roads because I had to be here for a 9am start. Maybe I can get a better ride on the way back?

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