"Biker" for me usually means motorbiking, though I also have a Marin mountain-bike...

My current motorbikes are a CBR600RR and a CBR600RW, both from Honda.

Previously I have owned: Honda VF750F, Yamaha FJ600, Suzuki GSX750EX, Yamaha FJ750, Yamaha XJ900, Kawasaki Z750 and I passed my riding test on my Kawasaki KH250.

See also my Motorbiking web links

GBMCC biker London pub meet

Biker pub meet in Kennington, London.

Dawn at the péage de La Ciotat

Early monirng sunshne in the Forêt des Maures

Early monirng sunshne in St. Tropez

Dawn at the péage at La Ciotat, sunlight streaming through the cork oak trees and then morning sunshine for breakfast in St. Tropez

See more: Petit-déjeuner in St. Tropez

 Sunrise from Cap Canaille

Dawn over the the Baie de La Ciotat

Provence dawns are special and fantastic, every one a new feast

See more: Sunrise on Cap Canaille

Mesh bike gear on the Col de l'Espigoulier

Col de l'Eespigoulier

Checking out my mesh riding kit in the heatwave in Marseille. Great when moving but mesh doesn’t stop me heating up when stopped. On safety and protection, there’s a balance between comfort and safety (you aren’t riding safely if you are overheated) but the protection from a full riding suit is undeniable. Maintaining hydration and structuring rest are also important.
But of course I took the opportunity for a bit of sharpening up riding skills on the Col de l’Espigoulier (723 m.) - it’s always good to remember that some curves tighten as you ride through...

Port of La Madrague, Var


Last ride out on this trip so visiting the Mediterranean. Chilling out is not the word, today is the summer solstice: the temperatures are well in to the thirties. The little port of La Madrague retains its charm, now lost by its larger neighbours such as Six-Fours, Bandol and Sanary. Bandol enjoys a particularly magnificent example of municipal roundabout horticulture this year and the town is recovering well from the diseases attacking palm trees elsewhere on the Riviera.

Read more: La Madrague - Bandol - Castellet



En route from Marseille to the Alps

I'm riding light for a week on the mountain roads of the Alps. No laptop, although I do have my SLR camera but photos will have to wait till I'm back in Marseille..

I left Marseille for a long ride north via the Col de la Croix Haute (1179 m.) to Saint-Gervais under Mont Blanc. A bit of rain towards the end of the day which cleaned the Provence dust off my white leathers and boots but didn't soak me through.

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