I’m Mike, an IT systems specialist in the UNIX world, something that means very little to most people!
When I’m not sat in front of the computer screen I’m often found out and about on one of my motorcycles. My wife Sara and I are fortunate to live in beautiful Suffolk where there are plenty of twisty country roads to be enjoyed.
Having toured most of Europe on motorcycles and travelled/lived much further afield with Sara, I’m a seasoned traveller that loves to embrace the life and culture that other countries have to offer
Motorcycle touring and camping are my favourite ways to travel, there’s nothing better than a great day’s riding finished off with setting up the tent, cooking some great food and enjoying a cold beer with friends.
I’ve had many different bikes over the years but feel most at home on dirt bikes, my favourite being the Yamaha XT660z Tenere, probably the best middle weight adventure bike out there at the moment.
David and I met about 5 years ago at our local motorcycle dealer, Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich and our friendship grew from there. We often head out together on our bikes on a Saturday and can often be found in various parts of East Anglia chatting with other bikers over a brew.
Now that I’m getting on a bit the time has come to plan my trip of a lifetime, hence this website and blog. There are many countries to the East of the UK and Europe that I’ve never been to and this trip is all about David and I experiencing what they have to offer.
We’re now in the planning stage of the trip and the idea is to share the entire process on this website. We hope you enjoy reading about our progress as we plan everything and our daily blog during the trip.