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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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

Ride out to Saint Tropez

Here we are in Saint Tropez... the jewel of the Riviera.

Ride out to Saint Tropez

Ride out from Marseille on my RR for a quick midi in Saint Tropez with friends.

Read more: Saint Tropez ride out

GBMCC at London Pride 2019

GBMCC at London Pride 2019

GBMCC riders at the London Pride parade

More photos: GBMCC at London Pride

Snow on the peaks of the Écrins and Dévoluy

Snow on the peaks of the Écrins and Dévoluy, view from Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame de la Salette (1769 m.)

Breakfast in the Écrins, lunch with the Alps, tea in the Vercors and dinner in Marseille.

Dawn on L’Obiou in the Dévoluy massif

First light on the Obiou (2790 m.) in the Dévoluy massif.

More photos: Écrins - Savoie Alps - Vercors

Crossroads in Le Dévoluy, just down from Col de Festre

Crossroads just down from Col de Festre (1442m.)

road in Le Dévoluy

A brilliant afternoon riding the Col de Festre (1442 m.), Le Dévoluy and Gorge of the Souloise.  Dévoluy is a short side trip off the Route Napoléon and well worth the detour if you have the time.

More photos: Le Dévoluy

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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.