Still Biking – Well More Scootering Really

Vietnam, do they even have rules of the road?

To answer the question above, no, frankly they don’t have any appreciable road traffic rules at all. The traffic is heavy and it comes at you from every direction. Actually I lie, there is one rule. You ALWAYS give-way to the largest vehicle. Even if you are already on a roundabout doing your lawful thing just like the highway code taught you, if you see a car or worse a truck approaching the roundabout, you give-way. Because he is for sure going to pull on to the roundabout straight in front of you.

Tuk Tuks, Taxis and Royal Enfields – Getting Around in Goa

So you’ve got yourself over to Goa. Even though it’s a fairly concentrated area, you still need to move around a bit. Taxis are fairly cheap. They have set rates which are ridiculously cheap, about 25p a km or hour wait time, but they never actually work for those rates. It’s the usual agree the…

My days as a biker and born again biker

Waaay back in the day I started my working life as an apprentice aircraft engineer with British Airways. In those days BA would take in 300 to 400 apprentices a year. They moved us in from the provincial airport towns to Heathrow for training. I was (mostly) brought up in a small village in South…