American Work Force 101


http://combiboilersleeds.com/images/dreaming/dreaming-6.jpg Since I can’t ride I have too much on my hands to pay attention to very controversial topics. Leslie Sofarelli I am hoping to get a few weeks away on holiday this year. Response I get from my colleagues. “What? You’re dreaming, no one gets more than a week at a time and if […]

I have been called strong


I miss my bike.  I really do.  I can’t ride my F8 or any bike for that matter. This was my last and almost first real ride since I busted my tibia.  About a month ago I went out and it was like a breath of fresh air.  My last 2 years have been challenging […]

Even Charley has accidents…


February 17 2016 I just heard yesterday that Charley Boorman was in a motorcycle accident in Portugal.  He broke his left tibia, fibula and right ankle requiring surgery.  Here is a tweet: CB had accident today in Portugal @ Global launch of Triumph Explorer I bet he’s home by now and beginning his road to […]

How tall is too tall?


Most pics can be enlarged! Updated from a previous post Check Out your ERGO’s by CLICKING HERE I have been asked many times “how can you ride such a tall bikes”?  So, I have put together some pics to try to show as close as I can with the specs I know what I might […]

Welcome Sint Maarten Population: 39,689-# 218th Country


Amazing…Sint Maarten is my 218th country to stop by the blog.  I am learning every day about all the different countries that exist in this world.  I have to be honest…never knew there were so many that have gotten their own country status…geography 101! 

The Lure of the Motorcycle

The Lure of the Motorcycle


October 17th, 2015 was a new adventure for me.  I crashed and totaled my brand new 2015 BMW 1200GSW.  Some were hoping this would be my wake up call hoping I would not want to ever ride again.  I wonder if those same people question those who have been in a car crash?  I digress. […]

2016 BMW S1000XR review by LEMMY

2016 BMW S1000XR review by LEMMY


Great review written and ridden by Lemmy at Revzilla.  Oh and if you buy from Revzilla it does help this blog…just saying, please and thank you.

2015 BMW 1200GS, FOLIAGE RIDE….CRASH

2015 BMW 1200GS, FOLIAGE RIDE….CRASH


October 17 2015 – beauty turns into pain, all pics clickable to enlarge Lessons learned…no one is immune to accidents no matter how many miles you have under your wheels. Gear: Alipnestars Toucan boots-SAVED my Tibia from shattering, KLIM Altitude suit – saved my body from drainage ditch rash and broken shoulder, Shoei RF 1200 […]

How the BMW R1200GS Liquid Cooled Engine was BUILT


Saw this on FB…very cool video on how my BMW’s engine was built.

5 Tips for Short Riders Handling Tall and Big Motorcycles


This is a great article for anyone vertically challenged and intimidated riding a bike that is tall.  Hope this article helps some gain confidence as I have over the years.  Riding tall is all about being mindful of where you ride, angles and trusting the fact you don’t need 2 feet flat on the ground.  […]

BMW R1200GSW – my progression with the GS family


ALL PICS CAN BE CLICKED I always wondered if I would ever get the Giant GS model – 1200.  I have had a 2010 BMW F650GS and that was when I got bit by the Dual Sport bug.  Although truly meant as a road bike my 650 took me across countries, USA/Canada in 2010 and […]

KLIM LATITUDE take 3 = A lot of bang for the buck


New KLIM Latitude one of the most comfortable versatile suits on the market.  Not too heavy, priced OK, for me a good suit for every riding I do.  Highly recommend and I am sure KLIM will tweak this version yet again.  I will keep this one for sure…as well as my Altitude.  Love the new […]

Summer Riding Tips | STREET SAVVY Beating the Summer Bummer: Don’t Get Tourist Trapped!


By Jerry Smith  July 21, 2014 Link to original POST click HERE I learned using ball field or farm sprinklers not the best idea. There could be fertilizer in the spray. In this case I was OK cooling off…but there are better ways when temps reach 114 F

WELCOME CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS # 215TH COUNTRY TO STOP BY MY BLOG


 History The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The […]