Saw this on FB…very cool video on how my BMW’s engine was built.
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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 rode thousands of miles in and around the PNW and BC, Canada. Sold that bike with over 60 thousand KM.
January 21 2015 – Day 8
I am usually much more efficient with updates as I put day 8 together on Day 11. This trip more than any other trip has not only been about a little bike issues but more importantly taking time to enjoy myself with detours and meeting so many virtual friends. This trip riding SOLO has been for some reason my most enjoyable trip. Go figure after I have been on about 130,000 KM’s of trips since 2010. Continue reading “Day 8 – GO-AZ & SPOOKY FAST – A very warm WELCOME”
Since we seem to not be able to get away on a decent rode trip this year I am entertaining myself with pics from our 2010 Cross Country Trip…and other trips. In 2010 we both got our first Beemers and we picked mine up in March 2010, Cheryl’s in Dec 2009. By June 2010 we were off for 26 days to ride across Canada and the USA. No planning just learned by ourselves what to pack and how to navigate ourselves.
I hope we are tempting all you street riders to come to the ADV side of dual sporting….enjoy….
This is what we did in 2010 and hope to do more like this on our BMW F800’s….our BMW F650’s treated us well…
Here are some of our pics of the 2010 F650GS Beemers….
Also, here are 2 maps of the States and Provinces we have been to….we have so much riding to do in north America!
BC Interior 2010 Continue reading “We need a TRIP!”
Events and News
I am honored to be invited to speak at PACIFIC MOTOSPORTS our BMW dealer.
Free food, KLIM there and the intro of the new BMW 1200GS, plus me! Cheryl is still in Ottawa but I get to share many pictures and stories about our Adventure riding endeavors! What would be better than being around like minded folks/riders….good food and a great dealer? Ummm…Cheryl being there but I think I can handle it! 😉
Hope some readers of this blog who are local will come down on Friday, March 22! I think it’s going to be a fun night!
Special Guest speaker: LESLIE SOFARELLI
Friday, March 22, 2013 (6pm – 9pm)
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!
If anyone has been around the Parliament Building in Ottawa you will know what we are doing in this picture is not the most legal. There is not parking or stopping in front of this building…the funny thing is I made Cheryl stop for a photo OP…but look in the back ground….RCMP cruiser. Cheryl is a cop too! oops!
July 20th 2012
As you will see from the pictures you can tell the last day of our trip to Idaho and back was typical “wet” coast weather. While riding in temperatures from 12 C to 42 C…basically low 50’s to triple digits in Fahrenheit, we almost had to turn the heat on for the last push.
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Before heading up the Oregon coast we rode to the Northern tip of California. Part of the Redwood Forest. We literally stopped at the visitors station to pee and look around and then went right up the coast, Rt 101. We have done this route many times before in a Jeep and on our bikes. To be honest we never really get enough of the coast and we never see it the same time of year.