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?”

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…”

Petrol in your blood?

Are you a self confessed Petrol head? We all probably grew up playing with toy cars and bikes. Dreaming of the day we would one day drive on the roads. Most of us are now victims to the addiction of the combustion engine. The sight, smell and sounds are all unique. Metallic, dirty and oilyContinue reading “Petrol in your blood?”

The Elefant Rally 2020

“Snow. Sub Zero temperatures. 10,000 crazy European bikers and plenty of German Beer” The Elephant Rally is a motorcycle rally that takes place in the Bavarian Forest of south eastern Germany, not far from Austria, usually on the last weekend of January or first weekend of February. It is organised by the Federal Association ofContinue reading “The Elefant Rally 2020”

Small bikes, big following..!

During 2018 I eventually got fed up with motorcycle politics amongst friends and bike clubs. I believe ride what you want to ride and don’t let others dictate or influence your bike choices. In February 2019 the GFOSB facebook group was created aimed at promoting all bikes under 250cc to come together and share theContinue reading “Small bikes, big following..!”