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 more over the next month or so because the river is still way too high for these magical creatures to feast on the spawning salmon. There were a lot more eagles flying around today than a few weeks ago. This area makes me forget about 2014 as being a year of loses. Makes me feel really good to be honest especially when I ride. I have some hurdles still in my way before I move back to the USA but I have such a good family and friends I think I will jump over them and land on my feet. But, MAN…would I love to just stay out here with the eagles for weeks.
Temperature was perfect for riding. Between 4C (39.2F) – 7C(44.6F). The next four pictures were taken by a guy name Doug. I just was watching him take shots of an eagle that was real close to us and low on a tree branch. He showed his pics using a great lens and better camera than mine and I asked if he would email the shots he loved. Gave him my blog travel card and he did indeed keep his promise. Mailed me these pictures and I told him in return I would post them and link his site. Doug said he is not a pro but I think he is an awesome photographer. Thanks DOUG if you read this for the pictures and nice to have met you.
Visit Doug’s website by clicking this link DJB-PHOTO
The hits just keep on rollin’ in for BMW Motorrad.
Yesterday, BMW announced they’d set an all-time sales record again – for the third year in a row. The company sold 115,215 bikes worldwide in 2013, up from 2012′s previous all-time high of 106,358 bikes. That’s an 8.3 per cent increase – not bad, considering how some of their competition is still struggling to deal with the collapse of the global economy. Continue reading “BMW Motorrad sets sales record again”
It’s always fun when you get a new bike and get to buy some big-ticket items but sometimes it’s the little less expensive farkles that make your bike your own.
Having owned BMW’s before, two ’10 F650GS’s, we have learned from our first time out of the gate what we want, need and who we want to buy from as in dealers/suppliers. The good news there are accessories for these bikes all over the place and so many choices and price ranges. I do most of the research for what goes on the bikes and Cheryl of course installs it all. Recently, we have been on a AltRider kick. Why? Well, the do make some great products like our crash bars, head light protector and rad guard but I have to say they ship so fast to Canada I can often get my order faster than I can ride down to my dealer here in BC. We pick and choose where and when we buy accessories/farkles based on impulse 😉 or as we can afford them.