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Dawn to Dusk 2014

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Dawn to Dusk 2014.

Only a few more days to register online for the Dawn to Dusk 2014 Enduro. Visit the entry forms page by CLICKING HERE  for more information and to access the online registration forms for the 6 Hour, 12 Hour, 24 Hour, Youth 2 Hour Enduro races and the Funduro Rodeo.

This year we have Live Bands on Friday and Sunday. Classic Catering, Spaces for campers as well as motorhomes. Plus Traders welcome (no fees)  Contact 01639 841765 or Email: info@dawntoduskenduro.co.uk

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Journey to Mongolia – Week 4

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journey_to_mongolia_week4_2DAY 24: Camping to Shymkent

Some days start well and die and others never really ignite. Today exploded with sorts of intense moments. First the agreed passage across the two border controls south of Tashkent failed to be operational. Gagarin whilst written up as a going concern did not look as if it had been open for years. Grass was growing through cracks in the concrete blocks. There was quietness in the air and I wanted to stay. It had in the air the sound of an album I enjoyed as a kid, Edgar Froese’s Malaysia in Epsilon Pale. It was the sound of an empty station, somewhere almost where very few go visit. Two guards appeared but the barrier had rusted and was locked. So I turned round and headed further north trying to find a way out of Uzbekistan.

Touratech UK will be attending the HUBB (Horizons Unlimited) show 19th-22nd June 2014 at Donington Park

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Touratech UK will be attending the HUBB UK (Horizons Unlimited) 2014 Show, running from June 19th – 22nd at Donington Park.

Samples of Touratech products will be on display including Touratech Tractive Suspension, the Compañero Worldwide and new Boreal riding suits, plus bikes kitted out in Touratech protective products.

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Day 19: Eshqabad to Quchon

After buying an armful of bread, jam and cartons of fruit juices for breakfast we left our community accommodation and wound around a couple of roundabouts painted in white and sky blue. The sun was already mid way up and the wind across the plain was from the west and blowing so strongly we were all riding on the left edge of our tyres. A weather front lay to the east, rolling down the mountains covering us with specs of rain.

Journey to Mongolia – Week 2

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Day 12: Lake Hazar to Van

Early start to the day after breakfast in the hotel adjacent to our camping ground. No casualties these past two days, no incidents of any kind except that the police have stopped all the riders at the edge of the industrial town of Ergani on route to Van. I’ve texted one the riders, Major Oliphant to see if they need my assistance as I rode past without being stopped.

BMW MOTORRAD GS TROPHY 2014 – UK Qualifier Round

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The 2014 GS Trophy UK Qualifier was held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 25th – 26th May in Ystradgynlais, South Wales. Open to owners of any GS motorcycle it was an action-packed weekend of riding challenges, skills tests and off-road tasks in South Wales.

Competitors took part in a range of off-road challenges riding 2014 model BMW adventure bikes along with road based sections on their own bikes. The challenges and tests were devised and judged by veteran Dakar rider and BMW Off Road Skills chief instructor Simon Pavey.

Compañero Boreal: All-in-one for Highest Demands

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After the “Worldwide” Compañero and the “Black Edition”, Touratech have now launched a completely new variant of this high-tech riding suit: the Compañero Boreal. This is a riding suit made of high-quality triple layered laminate with a climate membrane, designed for all those who rarely travel under the tropical sun, and for whom the double suit system of the present Compañero is therefore too cumbersome.

Touratech UK will be attending the BMF show in Peterborough this weekend (17th-18th May 2014)

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Nick Plumb Touratech UK’s MD

The BMF May show at the Peterborough Arena in Peterborough is the season ‘opener’ and is one of (if not the) Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle shows.
Touratech UK will be in attendance situated within the Adventuring and Overland Touring area. Nick Plumb Touratech UK’s MD will be there in person to help with any Touratech related questions.

Bikes on display will include the BMW R1200GS Watercooled, Yamaha Super Tenere, BMW F800GS, and the Touratech kitted-out Suzuki VSTROM can be seen on the Suzuki stand.

The two versions of the amazing Touratech Compañero riding suit will be on display – the Compañero Worldwide and the BRAND NEW  Compañero BOREAL. We will also be running the following great deals (please note: the deals will only be available at the show):

  • 10% OFF ALL TOURATECH PRODUCT ORDERS, plus FREE postage (UK mainland only)
  • 5% OFF GARMIN VIRB CAMERA DEAL PRICES
  • 10% OFF ALL TOURATECH DAKAR CLOTHING RANGE ITEMS

We hope to see you there this weekend.

 

Grant and Susan Johnson on their tour of Europe

They are legends among motorcycle travelers: Grant and Susan Johnson, the founders of Horizons Unlimited. The kick-off of their European tour starts at the French Travel Event from 23. to 25. May in Orange and this is also where they will pick up their new bike, a BMW R 1200GS equipped by TOURATECH.

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Grant and Susan

Grant and Susan

Nick Sanders Expeditions – Journey to Mongolia

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The Channel shuttle

Day 1: The Start, London (UK) to Epernay (France)
Lining up to board the train shuttle at Folkstone feels such a long way from destinations end. It is a source of real mystery that you can ride a motorcycle overland from say a Starbucks or Burger King here in Kent, across Europe and Turkey and then Iran, then across all these odd sounding countries that end with a blokes name called ‘Stan’ until you get to the Gobi Desert. Then you cross the Gobi and end up crossing a vast expanse of rock and sand called Outer and then Inner Mongolia. And if you could compare such a journey to space travel such a ride would be like visiting the edge of some lesser known galaxy, seated somewhere on some elliptical cluster of stars. Then, like ‘Milliways, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe,’ fleeing from some Vogon battleship, you get to Ulan Bataar, where waiting for YOU is a coffee at another Starbucks and another burger at a MacDonalds! Yes, this too is a ‘Total Perspective Vortex’ and 16 riders loosely led by myself went to check it out.