The Bikes are BUILT!


The bikes are assembled and batteries being charged.  Just waiting on insurance and for the accessories to all come in.  Still many details being finalized and as riders we are so ready to start putting some KM’s on these Tigers!

Assembly Day? 15 days to go!


We sure hope the bikes get out of their boxes and get put together today.  When the Tiger’s actually get in our garage I think we will start believing this will happen.  Not that we doubt it of course.  Just hard to really see the whole picture when you are missing the bikes.  WE heard through the grape vine today or tomorrow could be the day for the build.  Things are getting into high gear now and still a lot to do but in the end….as Cheryl would say, “It will all work out”.

Just testing taking video using a telescopic pole


Silly test video of me filming us with my Contour HD camera attached to a pole…just having fun!

Camping gear all looks good!


Inventory done, checked out gear and all looks like it is in working order!  We don’t have many weekends off together before we leave so today was a productive day.

BEER

Getting camping stuff down from the loft

Mutha Hubba Tent

Most of the gear we are taking

17 Days – perhaps it’s time to take inventory???


Time seems to be flying by us now and we both should and I say should start to really take stock in our inventory.  Make sure the camping stove works, sleeping bags don’t smell too badly, tent in once piece, stuff like that.  We have been both working a lot and energy is low just from being tired.

Maybe today we will start taking our gear down from the loft and even do some pre trip write up of all the “stuff” we need to bring or we think we should bring.

2 concerns we have when we leave is our elderly dog Xander who has been in heart failure for over 2 years and on tons of meds and our 18 year old cat Bo.  Both are ill but still appear to be thriving.  We just hope nothing happens to them while we are gone.  This was a worry last year and here we are in the same situation.  Our house sitters, Taylor and Dave are awesome and we trust them not only with our house but with the animals/kids.  We have 2 other dogs, Sierra and Cruizer.  Pics later.  In any case, they are in good hands and we wish them well and health when we are gone.

TESTING embedding videos


This is just a test video using the cameras we are bringing and also showing not only the bike we own now…but some of the wild life that is of interest to us.  Most likely will delete this post later but just wanted to see how this works on the BLOG….we also will be using helmet cams which are HD as well.  Neither one of us are professional editors so we will do the best we can to produce some interesting videos through out the trip. Most videos will be combination of photos and video…and a lot shorter…again just a TEST….

Good News! Bikes have arrived!


2 Crystal White Tiger 800 XC bikes have arrived Western Powersports but will most likely remain crated until early next week due to previous builds for other customers.  I want to get down to the dealer and take some pictures of the bikes in their boxes prior to the build.  Accessories have arrived as well, just need to take inventory. 

I guess this means we might be able to take possession mid to late next week.  Still leaving almost 2 weeks to get to know the Tiger’s prior to departure and add the few extra items we have gotten for the bikes as well.  Good to know they have indeed made a successful journey to Langley, BC!

Will they arrive today as expected?


That is what we have been told that the bikes arrive today at Western Powersports.  I would love to get some photos of the bikes coming out of the boxes and the build process.  If they come then we can start the real prep from start to end.  Crossing our fingers that we get the good news call today.

20 Days to go


We have been told the bikes are almost here?????

21 Days to go


Bikes are still not here!  Getting antsy!

Meet Our Family


Meet Laura and Alex….this is Cheryl’s sister and nephew…another face of a young child diagnosed with Autism. Alex is a beautiful boy with the help of ACT, therapists and the love and support of his family is beginning to thrive and develop into a fine young boy.

Please support ACT and know you are helping to support not only him and children just like him, but their families as well!

Meet Beautiful Nico & Charlie


Meet Nico! Nico is an active and inquisitive boy in our neighbourhood who enjoys riding his bike, skiing and playing with his dog Charlie. Nico was diagnosed with Autism several years ago and we have watched his incredible growth. Nico always brings a smile to our faces everytime we see him. Thanks to Nico’s parents Harry and Sue for the beautiful photo

“Thanks Cheryl and Leslie for participating in this very exciting adventure and worthy fundraiser. Like many families, we have benefited greatly from the work and support of ACT. We say this confidently both as parents of a child with Autism and as experienced educators. We provide you and your supporters with this photo of our wonderful son, Nico (and his dog, Charlie).

Harry and Sue

It’s Official!


I got the extra time off from work and so did Cheryl….we will indeed unless something comes up depart from Western Powersports in Langley on June 29th, 2011.  Not sure what time but Western will be the official launch location.  Only 22 days left!  Now if we only had bikes!

GO CANUCKS GO!


Stanley Cup here we come!