Category Archives: Rides

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Autumn Light

7:30 on a Sunday? Sorry, does not compute. But my phone is binging cheerfully at me, the little sod, a cat is asleep on my head, beloved is a whiffling heap under the duvet and […]

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Gravity 1: Multistrada 0.

There’s been much speculation about the cost of dropping a Multistrada off-road. Here’s the answer…

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Lots More on the A84…

We have a problem: on a mere twenty miles of one local road, the A84, bikers are dying. One is too many, and what we have are many too many doing so. So herewith a few hints on cooling it, enjoying it and surviving it…

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A821 Dukes Pass

The A821 is probably the most astonishing roads in the UK: reminiscent of an alpine pass, it’s the best way to have huge fun at low-speed and to have a damn good workout at the same time.

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When You’ve Had Your Kicks On Route 66…

We’ve moved: The Ducati Diaries are now coming to you from the heart of the Scottish Highlands, with new roads, new bikes and new places to go and to photograph. Watch this space — we’ll be back soon…

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Scott of the West Midlands

A historical tale of motorcycling, blizzards, wellies and British Rail, with a guest appearance by the West Midlands constabulary.

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The Zen of Sports Touring

Advice to those considering the concept of Sports Touring on motor bicycles.

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Surrey Traffic Calming, Another of the Many…

Badly thought out traffic calming in Dockenfield, Surrey.

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Boiled, Peeled, and Thoroughly Mashed

A Pillion’s View – of the 2005 WVAM France Trip and beyond.

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State of the Art…

State of the Art…: Migrating to Movable Type

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