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Hello & welcome to “travel-by-motorcycle”

Traveling halfway round the world by motorcycle totally changed my views, the way I look at things and my life, it gave me something that I felt was missing but just could never quite work out what it was until afterwards, it was like discovering a really important part of life’s amazing jigsaw.
I have built this site to try & inspire fellow bikers, by sharing some of my knowledge and experiences in the hope that it will help others overcome many traveling fears and misconceptions, and in turn help others to fulfill their dreams.
Please have a good look around my pages, enjoy my pictures, blog, information, advice, links, and videos. Please feel free to ask questions, make recommendations or leave positive posts or comments.

Kazakhstan taking to the tracks 2008

I have done several motorcycle adventure trips, with my first big one taking me from England to Australia and traveling through 14 countries in between, In all I have ridden in over 30 countries and I am always planning another journey to somewhere new.

“What is a journey? A journey is not a trip, It’s not a holiday, It’s a process, a discovery, It’s a process of self-discovery, A journey brings us face to face with ourselves, a journey shows us not only the world, but how we fit in to it, does the person create the journey or does the journey create the person? The journey is life itself, where will life take you?” …

I hope you enjoy my site and what it has to offer.

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18 responses

  1. Bruno Skjold Andersen

    Hi there! I see you’re pretty much made by the same stuff as I am. I’ve been travelling alone through much of the former USSR, including Georgia, Armenia, Chechnya and Dagestan. However, I feel like continuing further East, so I hope you can give me a few hints about travelling in Kazakhstan. My intentions are to traverse it, entering from Omsk or Novosibirsk, and then via the “best” route to Astrakhan. It will be done on an ordinary street bike however – a Suzuki GSX 1100. Is it feasible in your opinion? I suppose the road quality is pretty much like in the rest of the former USSR? Thanks in advance, and best regards from Bruno, Denmark

    March 9, 2016 at 2:33 am

  2. I love your blog! I appreciate your efforts to share your travelling experiences through this. I would like to suggest other bikers planning for a new journey to cover their bodies with high quality protective gear like Dainese. The majority of motorcycle accidents involve injuries to the legs and feet, so decent pants and a pair of protective motorcycle boots could make a lot of difference if you have an off.

    Thank you very much!

    February 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

  3. FoodMapAdventures

    Hi, looks like your having great fun! 🙂 I’m just in the beginning of traveling by motorcycle but it’s fantastic. Check out my blog http://foodmapeurope.wordpress.com or our trip to Scotland last summer on our KTM 😉 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.227480707384478.59835.173377992794750&type=1&l=fb1a4d5f10

    November 20, 2013 at 8:26 am

    • Sorry ive been a bit busy but im back on it again..
      I like your blog.. and a great little road trip you did too.. keep it up and happy travels.. (and food)..

      January 24, 2014 at 8:07 am

  4. I’m a Canadian living in South Korea. I would highly recommend getting here on a bike one day if you can (Japan also). Yes Korea is very small but the amount of amazing roads and views is nothing short of epic. You can do twisties all day or cruise riverside in the country and the best thing is you’ll never hit a pot hole!

    June 17, 2013 at 5:08 am

  5. Ollie Dedhar

    And also I think you should write a book!

    December 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    • Hello Ollie, I would like to do a few more trips before I start writing about them..

      December 10, 2012 at 3:30 am

      • Ollie Dedhar

        You mention on one of your pages that in China you have to be part of an “official tour” to ride through the country. Do you have any further information on this?

        I will have GPS so anyone can monitor my location on Google maps and also I will be producing a DVD at the end which can be purchased and profits going to Help for Heroes, I’ll also have various clips appearing on the website during the trip 🙂

        December 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  6. Ollie Dedhar

    I’m so glad I have found this website! I am planning a trip from the UK to Australia on a Triumph Explorer XC in order to raise money for Help for Heroes. As I am in the early stages of planning, I thought I would have a quick browse on the web but never did I think I would find this much information yet alone all in one place! Thank you very much!

    December 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    • Brilliant fella, I envy you.. and I hope you will post a links for your trip as I would love to follow it, I hope you find some of the information on here useful and inspiring, good luck j

      December 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

  7. Takashi komukai

    Hi jake!
    I’m Takashi
    Do you remember me?

    We met at 2011 All japan motocross championship R10 Kanto.

    You tell me your wordpress site.

    英語うまくないからちゃんと伝わるかわからんけど…日本人の女性と3人できてたでしょ?
    今回カメラマンで参加するんです。
    もし会場にくるならまた話しましょう(^^)

    If you come to motocross course at Kawagoe in Saitama,i hope to See u again.

    Takashi

    April 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

    • Hello Takashi-San,

      I have not checked the schedule for the next motocross meeting in Saitama, but I hope to be there when it is next on..

      I look forward to speaking to you then..

      All the best j

      April 20, 2012 at 5:07 am

      • takashi komukai

        oh really!
        yeah! i hope to talk with you.

        April 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  8. Gary

    So we need to set up our trip!!! Shall we do Europe first?

    March 9, 2012 at 2:49 am

    • I suggest the Golden triangle Thailand first, that should either make you or break you.. Let’s get you signed up for some off road practice locally first..

      March 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  9. Hello! I totally agree with what you wrote on the blog. Keep it well, because blogs like this are rare on the net too. A greeting!

    November 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

  10. Hello! I totally agree with what you wrote on the blog. Keep it well, because blogs like this are rare on the net too. A greeting!

    November 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

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