Proposed Touring Articles

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Proposed Touring Articles

We're hoping to seed this forum with decent, chunky articles that will prove to be a great resource for anyone wanting to get into Touring.

Here's a list of our proposed articles, that we hope to publish in the next couple of weeks:

  • Do you have a list of touring companies and other touring resources?
  • What makes a good touring bike?
  • Where are the best places to visit in the UK?
  • Where are the best places to visit in Europe?
  • Nurburgring, questions and answers.
  • What do I NEED to take abroad with me and what would be a GOOD IDEA to take with me?
  • What tyres are gonna last me X thousand miles through europe but still be up to scratching in the twisties?
  • Hard or soft luggage?
  • What sort of preparation before I go?
  • Who offers the best european recovery service?
  • Where can I stay at what budget?

If you can suggest of any other articles that you want to see, or feel you can write, then please post below.

Thanks.

    The closest great riding to the UK, for a weekend getaway
    Great routes to race venues across Europe
    What makes an area special for biking, and how do I spot them on the map?

Could go on for ever......

Nice one DG. I hope to write my first one this weekend, to set the bar as it were. But I'm sure it won't be hard to raise the bar...

Admin wrote

Nice one DG. I hope to write my first one this weekend, to set the bar as it were. But I'm sure it won't be hard to raise the bar...

Can we do our best to make sure this does not end up the cult of the elite i.e. "pah, you've only done 2,000 miles round the UK in the last 3 days, thats nothing I rode 4,000 miles in one go one day across europe, get out of this forum you poor excuse for a touring person you". I love going away on my bike, why some weekend I will do 150 miles and end up camping a whole 2 nights! But I do that as often as I can and yes, I agree, that does not make me a hardened vetern of the sahara or a round the worlder, but touring is what you make it and what you have time to do. I cant comment on whether you can get hard luggage repaired in outer mongolia so soft is the best or that you need Metzozumer 775 tyres to handle the soft stuff in cambodia but I can comment on touring in this country (and some of europe albeit not current) and I hope that has a place here.Great idea to add another section admin, look forward to reading about the adventures and trips so I can dream and plan

It won't be a cult, nor elite. If you can write and put effort into an article then it'll get used. A 5 minute rushed scribble probably won't. Simple as that.

I think I'm going to like it in here.This is my kind of motorcycling and I hope to be able to share my (in my opinion) wealth of experience so that others may enjoy Europe as much as I have over the years.I feel like I may actually start posting stuff that won't waste the readers' bandwidth!Now where are my notes on great routes I have travelled?

When does a (long ?) ride become a tour ?

nickr wrote

When does a (long ?) ride become a tour ?

At a guess, I'd say if it lasts more than one day.

Are the threads merely going to be articles - or are we going to have Discussions/polls as well??For example - the "What makes a good touring bike" is soooo subjective that any article will be derided by some and fully supported by others - depending on needs. That thread should be a sensible discussion and would be far more useful as such.

Dodgy Geezer wrote

    Great routes to race venues across Europe

Could go on for ever......

Please PLEASE can you write this as an article Dodgy, would be very interested

Tazzie wrote

Please PLEASE can you write this as an article Dodgy, would be very interested

I've a fantastic route to Monza and then from Monza to Le Mans which I must write up.And my route to Spa takes some beating. I'll get writing

  • Bike intercoms 101 (Which are good? What can I do with them? How much do I need to invest?)

- Places you must visit for the scenery rather than the roads

The "spirit" of touring articles....things that may make you WANT to get off your arse and actually do it?You can nick these if you want:www.networkin.co.uk/brothersgrim/cold.htmlwww.networkin.co.uk/brothersgrim/edge.htmlSlightly alternative "views" on the touring experience - not just a practical thing, is it?

Reasons to tour ....

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