Is winter riding for you?

There’s no doubt about it, winter has us firmly in its icy grip. Whether it be the cold, dark, rain, snow, or fog – most of us will be making our excuses and riding less than we otherwise would, or not at all. It is the time of year for planning adventures, and preparing ourContinue reading “Is winter riding for you?”

Elefant Rally on a Honda CRF250L

64 Jahre Elefantentreffen “Crazy, enduring and very cold! What a totally unforgettable experience. If you have heard about the Elefant rally and never been you need to get there next year. Tick it off your bucket list. Do it at least once in your lifetime. I will certainly go again… one day!” See the BVDMContinue reading “Elefant Rally on a Honda CRF250L”

Honda CRF250L Michelin Tracker tyre review…

What a palava… tyres are a complete minefield. Every person you speak to has a different view or opinion. But then the dual sport tyre is used for so many different purposes it’s bound to be a tricky one. I don’t have much knowledge of tyres and sizes. I really struggled researching the best tyreContinue reading “Honda CRF250L Michelin Tracker tyre review…”

Monkey business

If you like having great fun on small bikes. You can’t get much smaller and cooler than the ultimate pocket bike from Honda. These have always been popular and great fun to ride. Since the release of the new 125cc Monkey the craze has reignited and they are now often seen tearing about with oversizedContinue reading “Monkey business”

The ultimate budget adventure bike?

A hundred million people can’t be wrong. Simple, light weight and reliable Honda engineering. The economical and basic design 4 stroke OHC engine design is proven. With go anywhere performance and adventure capabilities. You only have to skim through the GFOSB facebook group photos to see the popularity of these little bikes and their adventures.Continue reading “The ultimate budget adventure bike?”

Test ride before the trip…

So today was the first opportunity to load the bike up properly. The plan was to do a test run and make sure everything was comfortable, worked properly and didn’t fall off after 10 miles or so. The forecast was not great for the day. Very wet and windy! Perfect… “Fail to prepare, prepare toContinue reading “Test ride before the trip…”

The Chilenden Mill

This little white corn mill located at Chilenden, South East Kent has become a real selfie spot for GFOSB riders! It’s been there since 1868 but has probably never had so many visitors as in the last year or two. A certain EKCMCC member took a photo and it just spiralled- pardon the pun! AContinue reading “The Chilenden Mill”

No small excuse…

Everyone should own or have access to a small bike. At the very least, should have by now experienced the fun and freedom in riding a small bike at some stage in their life, either on holiday or when they were younger. For many around the world small bikes are a necessity to survive orContinue reading “No small excuse…”

Everyone needs a man..cave

It’s winter, it is cold, wet and dark outside. Not much is really happening in the small bike world. Most evenings and weekends are spent at home tinkering with bikes in the shed. Sheds are wonderful places were we go to escape the outside world and enjoy your time on our own. Sometimes it’s niceContinue reading “Everyone needs a man..cave”