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Moto Giro blog Day 5: Cannes Provence and Cote d'Azure

Ped Baker, 06 June 2010 10:11

Moto Giro blog Day five Circular route: Cannes, Provence and Cote d’AzureTotal distance ridden: 132.2 miles Average speed: 26.7mphTime on the road: 7 hours 58 minutesMax speed: 57.4mphBreakdowns: 0 The final days ride took us along the coast road through Nice, Monaco and then up into the hills overlooking the Azur coastline with its Russian oligarch’s yachts and ‘tres-chic’ beaches. ...

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Moto Giro blog Day 4: Pollenzo to Cannes

Ped Baker, 05 June 2010 10:58

Moto Giro blog Day four Pollenzo to CannesTotal distance ridden: 208 milesAverage speed: 27.6mphTime on the road: 10 hours 38 minutesMax speed: 54.9mphBreakdowns: 0 As predicted in yesterdays blog, it was a mammoth 10-hour route today. After leaving the gastronomic university town of Pollenzo (university del Gusto) we made our way into the wine making Piedmont region. All of the ...

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Moto Giro blog day 3 : Torino to Pollenzo

Ped Baker, 04 June 2010 08:59

MCN’s deputy editor, Ped Baker is taking part in the Moto Giro event in Italy. Moto Giro blog Day three - Torino to PollenzoTotal distance ridden: 135.3 milesAverage speed: 28.8mphTime on the road: 5 hours 53 minutesMax speed: 60.5mphBreakdowns: 0 Double bad news this morning. The Motobi has sprung a fuel leak and I’m in joint last place in the ...

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Moto Giro blog Day two: Circular route around Torino

Ped Baker, 03 June 2010 09:22

MCN’s deputy editor, Ped Baker is taking part in the Moto Giro event in Italy. Moto Giro blog Day two - Circular route around TorinoTotal distance ridden: 158.1 miles Average speed: 26.6mphTime on the road: 8 hours 36 minutesMax speed: 62.2mphBreakdowns: 0 A much easier day today. The route is only 158 miles long but it still takes us eight ...

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Moto Giro blog Day 1: From Cannes to Torino

Ped Baker, 02 June 2010 14:19

MCN’s deputy editor, Ped Baker is taking part in the Moto Giro event in Italy. Moto Giro blog Day one - From Cannes to TorinoTotal distance ridden: 211.2 milesAverage speed: 27.1mphTime on the road: 12 hours 13 minutesMax speed: 60.2mphBreakdowns: 0 Preliminary operations (yesterday)Arrived in Cannes in the afternoon, the front of the hotel packed with bikes. Registration plates reveal ...

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Evel Knievel exhibition

Ped Baker, 26 May 2010 15:49

To mark the 35th anniversary of his infamous Wembley Stadium jump, the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee USA is holding a special Knievel exhibition. Called True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel, the exhibition will include his signature leathers and cane, personal photographs and letters, and also the half-motorcycle, half-rocket "Skycycle" used in the failed Snake River Canyon jump. Knievel's ...

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Riding the Arctic on an R1

Ped Baker, 25 April 2010 21:08

Sjaak Lucassen is a self proclaimed Extreme World Traveller and complete nutcase. His speciality is touring on what most people would consider to be completely unsuitable bikes, previous exploits including circumnavigations of the globe on a '92 Honda Fireblade and an '01 Yamaha R1. The Dutch riders next extreme endeavour will take him and his R1 the length of North ...

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Knee down on a Honda Goldwing

Ped Baker, 09 April 2010 15:01

It's not what you ride but how you ride it! Many motorcyclists think you need a full blooded sports bike to have fun at a track day but this clip from tonystrackdays.com proves you can even have fun on a Honda Goldwing! See the video here Admittedly the rider isn't going to break any lap records and it's obvious the ...

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Super Tenere Ride-for-Life adventure trip

Ped Baker, 09 April 2010 10:19

To celebrate the launch of the new Super Ténéré, Yamaha are launching a competition to win one of five places on a adventure trip to Africa. Called the Ride for Life 2010. It's a long-haul, continent-hopping adventure that will see five new 2010 Yamaha Super Ténéré bikes go all the way from France to North Africa. Ride for Life starts ...

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Riding skills video: How to ride fast at night

Ped Baker, 10 March 2010 15:21

Riding at night demands a great deal of smoothness, but to be smooth it's necessary to read the road ahead On a track day, once you've completed a couple of laps, you pretty much know where you're going. Riding on the road couldn't be more different and you need a whole different set of skills. All sorts of information can ...

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