Should really call this FIAT fun…if I had to choose 4 wheels to drive the roads I have been on it would be this car…making my trip interesting and engaging…almost as good as my bike. Almost!
Yep locked my keys in the car
What would a car trip be without locking yourself out of the said car? Day 3 and did it. Luckily I locked myself out in a parking lot full of fishermen(women). I was going to have Fiat Roadside come bail me out but a bunch of crafty folks ended up using some fishing line with a hook to snag my keys. They were able to “catch” them and bring them up to the sun roof. My trusty stick did not work for any of us by itself. Continue reading →
Thanks to my friend Wayne I have changed to the title of this trip. As he pointed out I crossed the border into the USA in about 45 mins after I left BC. 👍 Day 2 was a day that I forgot about why I left BC and that I was moving. I actually felt like I was on a vacation of sorts and just had fun riding through the Cascades in my car. Beautiful mountainous roads, ones that a biker would die for really. One area I wanted to go was blocked by snow but I did get some altitude at this time of year.
April 22, 2015 – An important day to remember. The day I left BC for New York after my 18 years of growing up in Canada. Now, Dual citizen, I am returning to where it all started. I mean where I was born.
Seems like I have done a full circle. Circle of my life in a way. My transition to the States won’t be an easy one. I never had an adult life there. Left soon after grad school.
So much has been going on since my last post. Too much it seems because it’s making time fly. I leave April 22nd. Leave BC, Canada for New York to start. I am driving my car and heading to where? I will have my SPOT on and post a link to my Spotwalla page soon if anyone’s interested. I know I am not on two wheels….
but I get to drive this fun little car and I am going to go places I have never been on previous X Country trips.
In 10 Days I will start my trek via my car to the USA, east coast and will take Cruizer’s ashes to this site…I need to in order to move on from my guilt for not being home last year when he suddenly and unexpectedly died.
My COMMENTARY: Most accidents end up in road rash or more seriously DE-gloving of the skin. You don’t die right away. You are treated like a burn victim sometimes days to months. Skin grafts after skin grafts. Worst case scenario you develop an infection that can lead to sepsis. There is no cure for sepsis, aka blood infection except antibiotics and crossing of the fingers. If you die it’s counted as a medical complication secondary to the bike accident. Motorcycle stat deaths do not show how many die from road rash. So, wear gear, be smart…not everyone is lucky enough to die at the scene from a head injury or become a donor. My 2 cents.
It was over 100 degrees out that day, so a friend who’d just started riding decided it would be a good idea to ride to work without his jacket. Long story short, it wasn’t. Especially when he t-boned a car at 35mph. Here’s grizzly proof that getting a little hot in full gear isn’t such a bad idea.
We’d been in the middle of a heat wave here in LA, with the usual 72-and-sunny replaced with humidity and temps in the high 90s and low 100s. In conditions like that, riding around in a leather or textile jacket may seem like an insane thing to do. But to me, it’s the most sane. I’m not here to preach or sound like an elitist to new or inexperienced riders, I only want to share with you the consequences of some of these choices. Maybe they’ll even scare you into making smarter decisions. Continue reading →
I received this notice today from the Federal Government of Canada…
We sent you a notice on March 26, 2015 to appear and take the oath of citizenship at the citizenship ceremony to be held on April 13, 2015 at 11:30 AM…perfect timing! New ADV continues…packing and garage sale…UGH!
Nice addition to your kit. After my last trip many recommended I get something like this as I needed to get a jump numerous times. This is an awesome idea to maintain your independence. I have the XP 1, hopefully will only need it to charge my phone and not jump my bike. Part of my car kit and bike kit from now on. ;-)
Incredibly easy to use and highly efficient, the Antigravity Micro Start Power Supply is a great tool for any gear closet. Coming in a variety of sizes, powers, and prices, Antigravity has really come in on top of their game with this one and offered up a hugely beneficial accessory that can be utilized in a variety of situations. Look, we all go hard and push our electronic devices along with us, sometimes it helps to have a little mobile jolt to kickstart things back into good working order so that we can be on our way.
the reality of me leaving BC is getting closer. Home is being inspected, I have 2 buyers wanting to live in my house. Most would be jumping for joy! I still have such mixed emotions and will leave it at that!
So, I treat myself to a good lunch and remind myself that I will get to see my bike soon and there are many many reasons to move back “home”.
I own the TCX Desert boot and the Alpinestars Toucan. Older models and both Gore Tex. TCX runs narrower than the AP. If you order TCX boots I would go up a size and I would recommend both these boots for the price. 100% H20 proof but if you have wider feet the AP Toucan and the Sidi will work better for your fitment.