Hi, I’m Paul – and welcome to the About page here at Motorcycle Tourer.
I could write a million things here, but I think I’ll start by simply telling you the intention of this website:
This is a website dedicated to helping you, the reader, get the very best from your touring experience.
That’s it, really. Nice and simple.
There will be no corporate flim-flam here. Nor will there be any sales and marketing jargon. There is not a single buzz word on this site, and I refuse to utter the phrases “going forward”, “synergy”, or “influencer marketing.”
You see, the reason I know these overused terms and phrases is because once upon a time, I dabbled in the corporate world. I gave up my career as a medical professional to work in medical sales and as I’m sure you can imagine, I hated every moment of it.
Ever since then, I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to work on something I loved; something I believed in. I wanted to dedicate my life to something I enjoyed, and where I didn’t have a management team constantly peering over my shoulder to ensure I was ‘utilising my opportunity pipeline optimally.’ Whatever bullsh*t that meant.
All of this led to the development of this site and its dedication to motorcycle touring.
Well, now I think about it, that’s not strictly true. Because what this site is actually dedicated to is motorcycling tour-ers. And by association, that means it’s dedicated to helping people like you get the very best from their motorcycle tours.
Me And The Website
As you’d probably expect, I love all things motorcycle related but I’m at my absolute happiest when I’m touring.
Don’t get me wrong, I love throwing a sports bike around some twisty roads on a Sunday morning. And I love off-roading in Snowdonia over a weekend. But I’m most at home on a touring bike in the mountains.
I’d go as far as to say it’s what I live for.
All that said, I have absolutely no intention of turning this website into just another motorcycle-related news magazine. The internet is loaded with them already – it really doesn’t need me having my two penny worth as well.
What’s The Point, Then?
Well, the point is this.
If you’ve ever planned a tour (or have just started to plan your first one), you’ll know how much time, effort (and indeed money) goes into it. From routes and navigation, to touring bikes and helmets; from laws and legalities, to places to eat and accommodation arrangements… it can all be a bit overwhelming.
Route planning alone can be a minefield, and that’s where this website comes in.
I aim to provide you with real help, information and advice to help you plan your trips. Or help you choose some touring boots. Or provide you with real world hints and tips – all based on personal experience – to make sure you get the most from your motorcycle tour.
I’m here to help you navigate through the mountains of technology available to you.
I’m here to advise you on what might work best for you rather than simply steering you towards buying whatever the paid advertisements want you to buy.
But most of all, keeping this website dedicated to ‘normal’ people just like you and me is what’s important to me.
Real Articles for Real Riders
We’ve all seen the 30-day long trips to Patagonia on Instagram and Facebook. And yes they look awesome. But how many people do you actually know who have a spare 10 grand to chuck at a bike trip to South America? Even if they have the money, can they really take a month off work to ride it?
I know there are people out there who can afford it and who do have the time to do it. And that’s great.
But I’m not one of them.
And I suspect most of the visitors to this website aren’t one of those people either.
This is a real website for real people. It provides real-world, usable knowledge to help normal people have a good time on their bikes.
And that’s it, really. It’s a motorcycle touring website for people who want to tour. The end.
I hope you enjoy your time here at Motorcycle Tourer. If you have any questions, suggestions or simply just want to come and say hello, please feel free to get in touch.
In the meantime, be sure to have a good rummage through our articles for your daily hit of touring goodness. Oh, and sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and greatest from the world of motorcycle touring!
Ride safe all.