Remembering 2014…my own form of therapy


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. Best to watch videos full screen and in HD When I look back at all the years I have spent in Canada, all the fortunate riding I have been able to do since 2010 when I got my street license these videos will enable me to really see, feel and reflect. My […]

Canada to the USA….oh, the joys of moving back “home”


Update: I learned how to import vehicles into the USA from Canada today. Not terribly difficult but nonetheless work. I had to contact BMW & Fiat USA to apply for letters of compliance. This was after I called the Canadian divisions because that made sense to me.  NOT! 😒 Compliance letters mean my vehicles meet […]

214th Country to Visit my Blog – South Sudan WELCOME


Overview  History Egypt attempted to colonize the region of southern Sudan by establishing the province of Equatoria in the 1870s. Islamic Mahdist revolutionaries overran the region in 1885, but in 1898 a British force was able to overthrow the Mahdist regime. An Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was established the following year with Equatoria being the southernmost of […]

Not ready to part with my “beauty”…


If some of you have been following my year 2014 you will know it’s been one struggle after another.  Break up of my marriage/relationship after 17.5 years, the sudden death of my 10 year-old beagle, job issues, and now I am in the process of actually selling my house and transitioning back to the USA […]

Lower The Water Level please……


December 13th 2014 – (all pics are clickable for hi rez and there are videos in the post.) Rode out to see the Eagles again today at the Sandpiper Golf Course about an hour ride east of my house.  Been going out here every year for almost 18 years.  Will be going out a lot […]

Eagle post coming


Trying to spend as much time out east with the Eagles. Big post coming up soon!

Welcome to Canada-Better late than never


Just wanted to announce today I passed my Canadian citizenship exam and have been approved 👌 to be sworn in I hope in the next 2 months! My interviewer asked “what took you so long?”

Sleepless in Maple Ridge – Rambling thoughts


What keeps one up at night?  What goes through the mind to not allow one to rest and refuel like “normal” folks? Plenty of things I suppose.  I have a lot to share and I always do but the reason I am up tonight will have to wait for another day.  I could say I […]

To ride X Country or not?


 So, if anyone who reads this blog was crazy enough to think about riding x country this time year what routes would you take to get New York?

Inexpensive Safety Farkle – It’s good to be Seen


I got these new LED signal inserts for my 2013 BMW F800GS.  I feel the need to deck my bike in LED lights wherever I can.  Presently, I have a LED low beam which has been really great and bright.  My AUX LED on steroids, and now LED signals using inserts.