Air Shots


Vancouver to Toronto via the air.  Nothing more just picks of the fog we have been having in Vancouver and how beautiful it was only a few hundred feet up in the air.  In TO for business for the day and then back home tomorrow. 

Motomethod – A local Community Service Shop in Vancouver


About Motomethod – WEBSITE HERE

I think these type of shops are awesome and hope to use them if needed one day.  Just thought their video about how they got started and their philosophy was worthy of a BLOG post!  Do you have one of these where you live?

Motomethod Motorcycle Repair Shop

Motomethod is a full repair shop, for nearly all makes and models of motorcycles, old or new. Whether you need a tune up, a new tire, an engine rebuild or if it’s your own project bike…we can help.

Motomethod is one of the first in the industry to allow you, the rider, to come in and ‘rent a bay’ and repair your own bike, or learn how. We provide the space, tools and resources…so come on down and do it yourself !

We also offer memberships for added value, which includes bike pick up, discounts on labour rates, parts and storage, and access to the DIY facilities. Be a part of the community! Continue reading

Evolution of a Custom Seat to be con’t…..


Janice from Slim Signature Seats in Vancouver, BC is trying to create a customized seat for my BMW F800GS.  I am excited to see what she can do to make this new 2013 BMW a more comfy street ride.  So far we are impressed with the ESA option which allows the rider to choose between a firmer or softer suspension.  This has proven to be a great addition to this class of bike.  I am liking the ESA so much that I can honestly say in comfortable mode the BMW compares to the Triumph Tiger 800.  Now, let’s hope the seat completes the over all feel.  Stay tuned!

 

the measurements

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Spending an Evening with VANCOUVER, BC


While Cheryl and I do not actually live in the city if Vancouver, we live near enough and I get the “pleasure” of commuting to this city at least a few times of week.  September 29th, 2012 we went on a wedding cruise at sunset and for me, Leslie it was actually the first time I got to see the city from a water view.

Cheryl every year does volunteering downtown Vancouver with the VPD and takes a bunch of kids on a tour of the worst and best parts of the city.  Trying to establish kids who will be leaders in their schools to understand policing and the real life drug problems out there.  Part of the kids tour is getting to ride on the VPD zodiac around the shore of the city. 

Cheryl and her cousin Taylor!

We left the dock at Granville Island.  Very busy market place and huge tourist attraction. Continue reading

AN INCREDIBLE GIFT


An incredible gift CLICK HERE

St. Paul’s Hospital is where Leslie used to work.  She knows Dr. Grant very well, has worked with the ICU many times and is proud to share this article raising awareness about organ donation.  This is very near and dear to Leslie’s heart as she is now Organ Donation Specialist as well as a Hospital Organ Donation Coordinator for Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC.  Please take a second to read!  Thanks!

Greg Grant is an ICU doctor at St. Paul's and the head of B.C. Transplant.

Greg Grant is an ICU doctor at St. Paul’s and the head of B.C. Transplant.

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360 Degree Aerial View of Vancouver


You have to click the link below and get the best view of this city of ours.  May take a second or two to load but I promise it will be worth it.  Plus, if you have never been here see why you should come and visit and then ride north!

VERY COOL PANORAMIC VIEW OF BEAUTIFUL VANCOUVER WHERE WE WORK AND LIVE!

VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW – ABBOTSFORD,BC


Today was motorcycle show day for us.  Although the weather really smarten up and actually was pretty nice out we drove anyway because Cheryl is not feeling well.  I think everyone in the lower mainland must have headed out to the show today because the temperature was above freezing and there was no snow coming down.

BMW

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EAST SIDE STORIES DIARY OF A VANCOUVER BEAT COP


Living with a police officer opens my eyes to things, people and problems that I don’t see first hand while working in a Downtown Hospital.  The police are first responders and my partner Cheryl is one of them.  This blog, while maybe we all do not want to see or hear what life on the streets is really like…opens up your mind to hear, see and think about those who have serious drug addictions, mental health and over all down and out life styles.  Continue reading

HARDER THAN I THOUGHT!


Tried to take some pics on my way home from work during Friday rush hour and I was not very successful.  Plus, the beautiful day turned gray.  But here are some pics anyway of my hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, where I have been working since 1998.  I am just about to embark on a new career but more about that in the New Year. ;-)

Heading into the free parking cage we have at work

Parking Cage

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