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An Overlander for the day on a Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

June 23rd, 2013 by Richard Stowey

HUBB UK VFR1200X Crosstourer

I got the chance to take Honda’s new VFR1200X Crosstourer out for a couple of days, and decided to head on up to the HUBB UK 2013 event at Donnington Park on the 1st June, to step into the world of Overlanding for a day. I love my Honda CB600F Hornet, but given the chance to take an adventure, why not have something fit for purpose?

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Kriega R25 Motorcycle Backpack Review

October 24th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Kriega R25 Logo

It only takes a moment on the 8.21 Southwest Trains service from Clapham Junction to Teddington for me to realise just how much I use the Kriega R25 backpack. For the past five months, the Kriega R25 has carried my camera, laptop, books, holiday gear, badminton stuff and general work related paraphernalia with me pretty much on a daily basis.

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Sidi Strada Rain Motorcycle Boots Review

May 11th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

sidiboots

After a year of wearing my Sidi Strada Rain motorcycle boots, I scuffed the front toe of my right motor cycle boot. It’s made me realise just how good the Sidi motorbike boots are! Read on for more about these motorcycle boots.

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Swype Keyboard Review for HTC Hero on Android

January 12th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

TechCrunch50 Day 2

Swype launched a new beta programme recently for their unique swyping keyboard. I decided to install the software on my HTC Hero and since then I’ve been trying to get used to the new way of typing on touch screen mobile phones.

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GoPro HD Hero Clamp Mount

December 3rd, 2010 by Richard Stowey

GoPro HD Motorcycle Camera

The same video camera which my brother used for A Season to Remember is now in my hands, thanks Miles! I’m going to be experimenting with it, although might have to wait for the summer to get the best shots!

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My First Motorcycle Helmet: AGV GP Tech Review

November 28th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

AGV GP Tech Motorcycle Helmet

After reading a number of reviews, and spending hours trying on different helmets within various shops, I chose the AGV GP Tech. Here’s how I’ve been getting on with it over the last six months since learning to ride a motorbike.

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Medium Format Film Cameras Are A Real Alternative

July 30th, 2010 by Richard Stowey

Zeiss Ikon Nettar (518 / 16)

I have a few different cameras. The one I most use is my Nikon D90. I can take thousands of pictures and all it costs me is a little electricity and the time it takes to process them. Since the dawn of the new digital revolution with digital cameras popping out of people’s chests across the world at a rapid rate, the price of medium format cameras have gone down! Which makes it a great opportunity to get into it.

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Me and My Android: Predictive Text Improvement Suggestions

December 19th, 2009 by Richard Stowey

I’ve been using my HTC Hero, which is powered by Google Android, for a few months now and really like the jump i’ve taken from my previous Sony Ericsson K810i. It’s quite interesting to use something with such a technology jump, and it’s amazing how easily I have become used to the advances. But there are a few things I would change…

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