Left Maple Ridge this morning in the pouring rain, got hit by some snow through the Crows Nest Pass, then came out the other side to partly sunny skies. Osoyoos, BC
Month: September 2013
Ride 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R – First Ride
Very tall bike and really not for the vertically challenged bit oh….WHAT A BIKE!
KTM builds the ultimate Adventure R
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11 Tips for Riding Off-Road
I love the RideApart articles and this is another great one with some good advise!
September 26, 2013
Riding off-road is an incredible amount of fun. No cops, no speed limits and, if you fall down, there’s no pavement to hit. But, it’s also completely different to riding on the street. Whether you’re a total n00b or consider yourself an expert, these 11 tips for riding off-road should help make you faster and safer. Continue reading “11 Tips for Riding Off-Road”
The 35 Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos From The National Geographic Photo Contest
The world is amazing. You can see all the entries over at National Geographic
Bike Review: The BMW F800 GS Adventure
Amazing reviews talking about the new BMW F800GS Adventure
By Ian Schmeisser, Jonathan Beck, Neale Bayly, Shawn Thomas and Vince Winkel
Author: Editor/Tuesday, September 24, 2013/Categories: General Interest, Bike Reviews & News
(Photos by Kevin Wing and Vince Winkel)
Middleweight Adventure Bike: The Great Addition – By Vince Winkel
Recently I had the opportunity to ride the new F800 GS Adventure around Moab, Utah, and then slab it 1,200 miles back to my house in St. Louis. It was a great ride both on and off the pavement. However I am no off-road riding expert so I’ve asked some far more experienced riders to comment on the 800 GSA in the dirt and sand. More on that later … Continue reading “Bike Review: The BMW F800 GS Adventure”
A True Story – A son’s tragedy turns to hope for others
This is what Leslie does for a living….although not a nurse like Karen and Rob in this tragic story about Emerson, Leslie’s role with BC Transplant is just the same. Educated as a social worker, now trained clinician in organ donation….we are proud to post this story of a mother and father who unexpectedly had to say good-bye to their son. Leslie sees this almost every time she is on call…people say “how do you do it?”
What makes her job bearable with all the tragedy and sudden deaths are families like Emerson’s. And just as important is knowing colleagues of hers in other Provinces are being praised for their hard work, devotion to donation and families. Families mean so much to us at BCT and obviously to organ donation specialists/coordinators no matter where.
Please read and register to be a donor where you live. This is one of the most poignant posts we have ever posted.
“When the time came for my last farewell, I can tell you the knowledge he was going into organ donation surgery gave me great strength. I whispered to him how much he was loved by his mother, by his brothers and sister. I told him that his final act in life was incredible and inspiring. And then I turned my back and walked out of his hospital room, pausing for one last glimpse of my son.
This is the story of Emerson’s organ donation.”
Emerson Curran, who was killed in Yellowknife during the weekend of August 24-25, 2013
Photograph by: Jillian Gummo
My wife and I made our first trip to Edmonton on the weekend of Aug. 24. It was a trip that left our lives shattered and introduced a depth of sadness that we never could have imagined. Yet we left the city with a degree of comfort, knowing that our profound loss was the gain of many others. Continue reading “A True Story – A son’s tragedy turns to hope for others”
Gone with the Wynn’s
Love this website, Love this couple and if they added towing dual sport bikes this would be our dream life…check them out…high quality videos documenting their travels and life. Truly inspirational.
World Exclusive: 2015 Energica Ego Review — Italy’s Electric Superbike
Electric getting closer in development that masses would buy? Range appears to be getting better, style options too…curious to see where this technology really ends up in the motorcycle world…we will keep watching and reading.
Also see Motorcycle.com reviews..more pics. CLICK HERE
September 20, 2013
By Wes Siler
Following the release of the Mission RS, it is now possible for electric superbikes to outperform their gas-powered predecessors. Electric speed is no longer the sole preserve of American motorcycles. The 2015 Energica Ego is made in Italy and nearly as fast as the Mission. Earlier this week, we got the world exclusive first ride on this new electric superbike. Continue reading “World Exclusive: 2015 Energica Ego Review — Italy’s Electric Superbike”
Proper Motorcycle Lane Positioning
So good advise for us all!
More than just riding between the lines
NEW KTM 1190 ADVENTURE MY14 – SAFEST MOTORCYCLE DUE TO WORLD’S FIRST MSC!
veröffentlicht am 24.09.2013 / created by Knut Briel
As the world’s very first motorcycles, the 2014 KTM 1190 ADVENTURE and 1190 ADVENTURE R feature a truly revolutionary rider assistance system: the riding dynamics control MSC. This system makes a long held dream come true – an ABS that even works perfectly while cornering. Continue reading “NEW KTM 1190 ADVENTURE MY14 – SAFEST MOTORCYCLE DUE TO WORLD’S FIRST MSC!”
How To Prep Your Motorcycle For Winter Storage
Sounds like a lot of work…heck we will keep riding…365/year….but we are lucky that way. 😉
September 23, 2013
By Tim Watson
It may seem like summer’s barely over, but, if you live somewhere that gets seriously cold, then it’s time to start thinking about putting your bike away for winter. Here’s how to prep your motorcycle for winter storage. Continue reading “How To Prep Your Motorcycle For Winter Storage”
WEDDING PHOTO OF THE DAY
after 16 years of common law we made it official with family/friends and of course our bikes on August 14th, 2013
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS: First Photos And Specs
Now I would like to see a V Strom 800 😉 This 1000 looks sweet! Way to go Suzuki! I have a feeling this version will be considered the road 1000 with an ADV model to follow. Just my gut since the wheels on this bad boy or grrl are not spoked and smaller in size.
Essentially identical to the concept unveiled at Intermot last year, these first photos and complete details of the production 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS reveal a shockingly complete, high-spec, powerful, relatively light ADV bike.
The first generation V-Strom 1000 was launched back in 2002 and has remained in production since. Styling was never a strong point, but fitted with a version of the old Tl1000S’ powerful v-twin housed in an aluminum beam frame, performance definitely was. This new, 2014 V-Strom 1000 is fitted with a heavily modified version of that v-twin in a new, aluminum frame. And, for the first tim on a Suzuki, this V-Strom includes Traction Control.
Soon Our 1 YEAR Review of our 2013 BMW F800GS Bikes
We have owned our new now old bikes for 1 year. I will soon post a review of our bikes now that we both have over 8000 KM’s on them, been off-road, taken decent length trips to assess its road competency and also here I will post an issue we have run into regarding the OEM canbus/socket plug.
In our review I will try to compare as much as I can the F800 to the Triumph Tiger 800XC that we rode for only 44 days to Alaska and they gave them back to Triumph Canada in 2011 and our 2010 BMW F650GS bikes too.
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2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES – First Look
Something about this touring bike we have always liked. In Canada the base price is
Irvine, CA — After a long slumber, Yamaha and Star are finally waking up and delivering some very cool new motorcycles for 2014. And now–joining the much-anticipated FZ-09 Triple, hot-selling Star Bolt and updated four-stroke YZ MXers (YZ250F and YZ450F)–comes the FJR1300ES. Those letters at the end stand for Electronic Suspension, and this feature helps update the bike further (after an overhaul in 2013) in the face of some pretty stiff competition in the sport-touring class. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES – First Look”