A Nomad

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Being a nomad.

If there’s such a thing as poetry in adventure motorcycle riding, this man would be the embodiment of it.

Machine mastery is very evident, attitude very confident, relating a good story the most prominent. The man that made me want to buy a dual-sport motorcycle, made me want to learn riding skills on the dirt, on trails and made me believe that indeed 90% of the worlds population are good people. His words made me realise that wealth in terms experiences is much better than any form of material wealth. One of the few people that I look up to, the Motonomad Adam Reimann.

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Ride: Quezon

When things don’t go as planned or when I feel burnt out because of work, I ride my motorcycle.

Infanta, Quezon

Infanta, Quezon

Theres a certain sense of peace that engulfs me when I go out riding. Some say it’s because you are one with your environment while others say it’s because you are a participant in an event that is unfolding and not merely watching, both are quite poetic even romantic. As for me it’s still undefined and I don’t mind it being that way, at least for now.

East of Metro Manila theres a province that I visit quite frequently when I want to feel that certain sense of peace, it’s called Quezon.
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The Long Way

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

A couple of months after buying my first motorcycle I stumbled upon these two guys travelling the world on a motorcycle. Their names are Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and they are the two riders who did The Long Way Down and The Long Way Around

It was my first  glimpse as to what adventure motorcycle riding is all about. After watching all the available episodes in Youtube about their motorcycle adventure I began to dream. That dream was to be on a motorcycle adventure, travelling, documenting and exploring my own country. But that dream was short lived, or was it? Reality check, I only have a few months of riding experience under my belt, I barely know anything about motorcycles or how it works and lastly I don’t have the financial capability to do it. But one thing was for sure, I want to do it. Continue reading