Taking in the sights of Phuket.

Wednesday – Stampin Up! took us on a group activity out to a number of islands including ‘James Bond Island’, canoeing in and around the islands, visiting a village built over the ocean,  and providing lunch on an island. The islands are limestone islands in the Phang Nga National Park and are fairly unique in…

The Handbag’s Perspective 

Deb has worked really hard for another year with her Stampin Up! business and has earned another holiday of which I am really lucky to join her as her +1.  Or as I tell everyone – the handbag. These are always amazing holidays and this year is no exception as we find ourselves at the…

Lighting – Part II

A few months ago I updated the zed’s head lights to LEDs (see previous post) and I’m really happy with them.  I also transferred the driving light brackets and halogen Hella FF50 driving lights from my old zed.  The Hella driving lights were only a temporary solution until I found a better / newer driving…

Group riding

I don’t do group rides. For those who have read or follow my blog over the years know that most of the rides I do are long distance or with a few friends.  However I stumbled across a local group of riders – Fat Bastards Riding Club – who intrigued me and when they advertised a…

Not Happy Jan!

What’s wrong with this picture? That’s right – my camping gear is sitting in my lounge room and not strapped to the back of my bike! I was so looking forward to getting away on the bike this weekend, meeting up with friends in a far flung town, camping, enjoying a beer and shooting the breeze.…

Getting out of trouble

It’s always a trade-off with what you carry on the bike to get yourself out of trouble. I know riders who take spares of everything and I know others who take nothing at all in the hope (or naivety) that nothing goes wrong.

New roads

I love finding new roads. Discovering where they lead.  Finding my next favourite riding road.  I’m not content with riding the same roads over and over. I want to explore new places. Sometimes there’s dirt that you need to traverse that reveals a gem.  When I’m organising a ride I tell people that: a –…