Motorbiking

"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.

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At La tête du chien, Calanche de Piana, Corsica

At La tête du chien, Calanche de Piana

Capu Ghineparu (515 m.), Corsica

Capu Ghineparu (515 m.), Corsica

Calanche de Porto, Corsica

Calanche de Porto

Riding through the beautiful red rock and pine forest of the Calanches on the west coast of Corsica

More photos: Corsica 4: Calanches, Vico and return

Golfe de Porto, Corsica

Golfe de Porto, Corsica

Golfe de Girolata, Corsica

Scandola peninsular, Golfe de Girolata, Corsica

Italian riders on a Ducati, <em>Golfe de Girolata, Corsica

Italian riders on a Ducati, Golfe de Girolata, Corsica

Beautiful scenery of Corsica’s Costa Rosso. An early (and misty) start to enjoy the last of the morning cool. our Italian friends ride it in such style, those are open-toe sandals! Then inland to glimpse the Cirque de Bonifatu.

More photos: Corsica 3: Costa Rossa and Balagne

Ota, Corsica

Ota

Genoese bridge at Ota, Corsica

Genoese bridge at Ota

Gorges de Spelunca (morning), Corsica

Gorges de Spelunca (morning)

Yesterday was 100km on the Kawa Versys 650 on sealed roads you could take a car along. Now time to get deeper in to the beautiful Corsica scenery.

More photos: Corsica 2: Stand up and enjoy the sights

Casting off from Marseille

Casting off from Marseiile, black diesel from the ship’s funnels

Passing the entrace to Marseille Vieux Port

Passing the entrance to Marseille Vieux Port at sunset

Dawn over Ajaccio, Corsica

Dawn over Ajaccio, Corsica

Check-out ride from Ajaccio to see the Iles Sanguinaires

Check-out ride from Ajaccio to see the Iles Sanguinaires

More photos: Corsica 1: Getting there, from Marseille

Three bikers and a car wreck on the Col de l’Espigoulier

Three bikers on the Col de l’Espigoulier

Chance meet with three Italians on KTM bikes, this was during my gear check ride on my “Home track”, the Col de l’Espigoulier (723 m.). We had a good chat at the side of the road: these three are from north-west Italy and are touring Provence with a van for their holiday.

Read more: Wreck on the Col de l’Espigoulier

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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.