Sean McDermott is an avid motorcyclist living in Everett, Washington. He and his wife, Monica, ride 15,000 plus miles per year exploring national parks, monuments, small towns and indulging in all the great food along their routes.Monica, aka #1 Pillion, will add a lighter touch to this blog from time to time to share her passion of food with you.Together, the couple has travelled by motorcycle in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington.Trips in the hopper include British Columbia, Canada and the Oregon coast.Stay tuned.
We are both travelling pirates who enjoy adventuring to lands near and far in the hope to raise awareness and monies for our three stupendous charities: The Wales Air Ambulance, Riders 4 Health and The World Land Trust!
Follow our trips and tales on this site or alternatively our Chasing Horizons Facebook Page where all the shenanigans goes on!
I’m Emile, passionate motorcyclist and pilot. My galleries here display my previous and current passions and adventures.I ride and fly for fun, but happen to get paid for the latter. I’m an (almost) all weather rider, ride around 30.000 km per year. I live in the Netherlands but fly and ride everywhere I can.Currently I ride a black ’06 Yamaha TDM900A GT and fly the Fokker 50 for KLM Cityhopper.
A person needs a hobby and mine is motorcycles. I like riding them over long distances and I find fettling with them excellent for stress reduction (assuming you have alternative transport if things don’t work out as expected.) I’ve been on motorised two wheels since I was 17 when I started with a Lambretta Li 150. Having kids meant that I had a 10 year break from motorcycles. When they got older I was able to return to motorcycling. I’m also lucky in that Chris, my wife, also likes motorcycles. She has been my pillion since we met many years ago when I had a Honda 400 Four. That was our honeymoon transportation.
On this site you’ll find a collection of my motorcycling stories about the rides and various motorcycle rallies I’ve done over the years. Chris accompanied me on many of these.
Our rides have typically involved mountainous regions of Europe. We’ve done the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites. We’re addicted to lovely winding roads and stunning mountain scenery. Mindless miles done on motorways doesn’t appeal. The rallies I’ve been on, many with Chris as pillion, are:
Grim Rider’s Rallies
Irish Photo Rally
National Road Rally
Round Britain Rally
Scottish National Rally
South West Peninsula Spring Rally
Stella Alpina Rally
Welsh National Rally
In summary, the site is a record of an ageing biker’s motorcycling trips. If you have similar interests you may like to read some of them? Make of it what you will!
Pat’s Motorcycle PageEach of the 40 modifications and 20 maintenance procedures documented is described in great detail through text and high-resolution images.Helpful tips are also included to try to make the process as enjoyable or as painless as possible.Also included are technical specifications and a CarTest 2000 Applet for comparing the performance of some selected motorcycles.
Simon Weir is the former deputy and supplement editor of RiDE magazine. He has been riding motorbikes and writing about them for the popular magazine market for many years as well as trying and testing motorbike-related products. A RoSPA diploma holder, Simon has ridden extensively all over Europe.
Simon is the author of 2 bestselling books on UK motorcycles routes, Bikers’ Britain: Great Motorbike Rides and Great Motorcycle Tours of Europe, both available on Amazon.