2014 Fall DUAL SPORT BC Newbie Ride


October 19th, 2014

Before I post about today’s ride I think I should catch up the BLOG about where I am at in my separation.  Again somethings should remain private but others can be shared since I have shared so much.  I guess you can say I am in the mourning phase of the loss of my relationship/marriage.  I will mention my ex’s name only once and then she will be referred to as my ex. ;-)  Cheryl left on January 30th, 2014 and never looked back.  Since then I was fortunate to be able to buy her out of my house and keep it.

Just like that, some money and the swipe of a pen she was erased from ever owning my house.  We are completely separated and I would suppose the next step would be a divorce in 2015.  So, 2014 has been a struggle for me yet I seem to be able to continuously ride my bike.  It’s been a busy Fall fitting power rides, leisurely rides as well as the annual BC Dual Sport off-road ride too.

2014 Fall Trip Tracks

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Day 27 – Looking for Grizzly’s


Arrived home June 14th, 2014 – these are catch up posts. Day 27 was June 12th.

After spending time in South Dakota and Wyoming I have a whole new appreciation for this region.  Although much of the states can appear to be “flat” everything this time around for me, verses in 2010 when I rode x country had a beauty to it.

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COME Along For the RIDE with US


If you have 10 mins and want to take a ride with us sit back and enjoy this video I made of our BC back country ride this summer…this is only part of the 850 KM we did off road…Between Clinton and Lillooet, BC.

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I am not the best editor but learning….ENJOY your virtual RIDE across some of Beautiful British Columbia.  Sure hope those who read this from far away…get an idea!

Day Tripping with the Ducati Multistrada S and Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX – RideApart


We absolutely LOVE the videos these guy put out…they are real…funny and true reviews.  They just tell it the way it is….and this video is no different!  Long but totally worth watching it all….enjoy their reality approach to motorcycle reviews ADV style!

What’s it like to go on a date with pampered Italian models into the wilderness? Grant Ray, Jamie Robinson and Wes Siler ride the best mountain roads of the Los Padres forest on the Ducati Multistrada S and Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX adventure bikes to find out. For more on motorcycles, check outhttp://hellforleathermagazine.com  They must have the link not able to be embedded into a post.  You have to go to YouTube to watch it by clicking on the link below.  *****FIX the link and now I got the player in the POST!****

BMW Motorrad – RawHyde Adventure Camp


Thanks Kathy for posting this on our FB page!

This should have followed my post from May 2nd, 2012 click here

Attending Adventure Camp with RawHyde Adventures, the official BMW Motorrad off-road training academy in North America, will greatly improve your off-road motorcycle skills and will open the doors to your adventure lifestyle, helping you become part of a global adventure motorcycle community. Your all-inclusive, semi-rustic weekend spent at RawHyde will create skills, memories and relationships that last a lifetime. -Teaching you and allowing you to do things on a motorcycle that you never thought you could do. Learn in a building-block manner starting from the very basics, then take your achievements to the next level, gently guided by your BMW Training Coach. Bring your own bike or rent one from RawHyde. Both beginner classes and advanced classes available. All dual-sport makes are welcome. http://www.rawhyde-adventures.com Continue reading

ADV-Touring Comparison – BMW 1200GS, KTM & Yamaha


You be the judge….is this a good review of the three BIG ADV bikes out there?  No Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200?  I guess we will have to wait for that review later.