Winter is coming. Journeys about courage, fortitude and compassion.
Oct 26, 2018
The Curvy Pyrenees
If curves are your thing, few places are better for driving than the French and Spanish Pyrenees. While there’s many ways to cross the Pyrenees, the East-to-West Perpignan (France) to San Sebastian route is famous for its stunning views, twisties, good wine and tasty cheese.
Road conditions on the 921km long road are near-optimal, with just some rougher patches towards the end of the route. The guys at motorcycle diaries offer a GPX download, and our Scenic App also provides 100+ different routes through the Pyrenees.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Jay and Stella
Life is a gift, and there are those that live life to the full measure. Everyone has a story, be it of courage, fortitude or compassion. Jay and Stella want to hear yours and be the platform to give voice to those stories. Their own story is quite amazing too. Just to name a few things: walking the Camino de Santiago twice, 25 years of marriage, living in Bejing, selling their house and now travelling through the US in a motorcycle and side car. Check out their amazing journey here.
Must-Have Motorcycle Gear & Accessories for Winter Riding
Although I am located in Mexico, for most of us here on the northern hemisphere winter is approaching rapidly and there are a couple things you can do to keep riding with a smile. It all starts with getting your bike ready for winter and the core essential to stay warm: outer layer, insulation, and base layer, winter riding pants as well as protecting the extremities: gloves, boots, and helmets. With the proper gear winter riding can be loads of fun! Check out Motomappers’ article.
Winter is coming, and as we’re about to put the clock one hour back, the ones of us that continue to ride have to defy cold and rainy weather. A good gore-tex outfit is helpful, but in order to keep your body temperature regulated, you might want to invest in a good set of thermal underwear.
Brands such as Klim, Rev’It and Dainese offer decent underwear, but my personal favorite is the Rukka Outlast shirt and pants. The shirt keeps you warm in winter and cool in the summer. I have used it for skiing trips in Whistler and as single layer on hot riding days in Mexico. The combination doesn’t come cheap ($69.00 for the shirt and $69 for the pants), but believe me… it’s worth it.
PIC OF THE WEEK
What’s your most beautiful / funny / crazy motorcycle shot? Share your pic with us and we might just put it in the next Moto Intel Report.