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, we are seasoned travellers that love 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 drink 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.
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 me experiencing what they have to offer.
I’m now in the planning stage of the trip and the idea is to share the entire process on this website. I hope you enjoy reading about my progress as I plan everything and my blog during the trip.