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****UPDATE: January 2014 – Very sad to report we have separated after 17 years. Not my choice, Leslie but Cheryl is off finding herself. Although this is a public blog, some things will remain private but I will be continuing this BLOG and will also continue with my obsessions to ride and take solo trips. I hope despite this separation many will still follow my blog and I promise to keep it as diverse as I have been in the past, present and future. It’s been an awful time for me but will remain optimistic time will heal.**** This page will remain in its original post as it is part of me no matter what.
UPDATE August 2013-We got married after 16 years living as common law
UPDATE: 2013 so far as started out with a BANG. Cheryl now got a new job in the RCMP working the Forensics. It’s Cheryl’s year for the learning curve. I love my job with BC Transplant as I am settling in nicely. Wedding August 2013 and that too is coming up fast. We got new bikes at the end of 2012 and we now own 2013 BMW F800GS bikes.
UPDATE: 2012 has been an interesting year…Leslie got a new job and is now working for BC Transplant as an Organ Donation Coordinator and Organ Donation Specialist. Cheryl continues to do well in her policing career and we got engaged. Wedding will be next August 2013. More info please read below. ;-)
Cheryl and I met in 1997 in Bellingham, Washington. We kept in touch over the year via the internet plus flying back and forth. Before we both knew it I moved all the way across the country to a new country no less in march 1998 and been here ever since. I, meaning Leslie grew up in New York on Long Island where my family still remains except my brother.
Went to College in upstate NY and grad school back on Long Island where I got my Masters Degree in Social Work. Since 1999 I have been working as an Intensive Care Unit Social Worker at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC and still loving my job after all these years.
Cheryl grew up in the lower mainland of BC and many of her family members are here as well. Beautiful place to grow up and go to school. Throughout Cheryl’s teenage years and adulthood she worked for her mother’s family business. However, at the ripe old age of 35 she decided to embark upon a career in law enforcement which she has been enjoying for over 4 years. Cheryl has found a passion within the Police force working with kids in schools.
We have been together as partner’s for 15 years and after Cheryl graduated Depot (Police Training) we both got motorcycles and our licenses. I grew up on bikes and Cheryl always wanted to learn to ride. Learning was easy for Cheryl and getting back on a bike for me just made sense. Cheryl thinks I am obsessed with bikes but to be honest once she is on the road I can’t stop her.
The above picture was from Summer 2011 when we borrowed 2 Triumph Tiger XC bikes from Triumph Canada for 44 days. Gave them back. Below is from when we were in Dawson Creek summer 2012 with our Beemers.
Cheryl loves video games, I love wild life, Cheryl dreams about white sandy tropical beaches, I dream about seeing the polar bears in Hudson Bay, Manitoba.
Opposites attract and we both share a passion for adventure motorcycle touring. We learned this after buying our first 2010 BMW F650GS bikes. We travel well together making sure we are both taking care of ourselves. Cheryl is the brains, mechanic, navigator and packer, I am the organizer/planner.
Cheryl is the quiet one, I am the loud New Yorker. Cheryl loves video games, I love live web cams featuring Bald Eagles, Falcons, osprey’s and Owls. In the end it works and most importantly works really well when we are traveling.
This trip is a once in a lifetime trip (summer 2011) and will try to make every moment count. Thanks to Triumph Canada for loaning us kitted out new Tiger 800XC bikes and to Western Powersports for putting them together for us!
Thanks for coming along for the Triumph Tiger 800XC Summer Alaskan Tour and hope you stick around for our future adventures on whatever bikes we ride. LIFE is good on a bike!
Meet our 2013 BMW F800 GS Twins!