Main Motorcycle: Triumph 'Thruxton'
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Zealand - mecca for motorcycle touring
Greatest Rides - Far Away and Downunder!
I've traveled a range of rides and a lot of miles touring, particularly the past 17 years. This has included 3 months touring through Germany, Ireland, South England, France, Austria, Czech Republic. These were fascinating tours and the countries remarkable - but for riding / touring options, I still believe the most exceptional country for touring, experiencing the landscape, sights, challenge of the ride and range of possibilities is definitely NEW ZEALAND!!!!!!!!
Because I come from there, you may well think - bias is a strong factor and no doubt it has some influence, but in all honesty the landscape, roading and experience of open-road touring in New Zealand is spiritual. The potential to enjoy a remarkable country on roads that allow for exceptional empathy and harmony of the rider with their bike is, I believe, unprecedented.