March 29, 2015 = pick up day
On October 17th,2015 I did this
I have gone through 3 months of refection
I feel like I am always saying good bye to something…this time it’s my brand new 2015 BMW 1200GS. Totaled on October 17, 2015 only after owning her for 3 months. Welcoming back will be my loaded 2013 BMW F800GS.
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.
My life with my bike(s) has been full of LIFE. Exploration, going places I would never dream about going in a car. Meeting so many people who don’t share my passion about bikes but want to know “how do you do this alone?” What is it like to ride in bad weather? Don’t you get scared? Aren’t you worried you will crash and die?
My life with my bike(s) has been about meeting people who share my passion and want to exchange stories.
Well, the later question is easy, not one I hope many experience but was I worried I would ever crash and die? Yes. It’s the truth. Always in the back of my brain, somewhere was that thought but I was never scared for that day if and when it happened.
What scared the crap out of me on October 17th was the fact I had precious cargo on board. I never envisioned myself jeopardizing another life all the while doing what I LOVE and know can be dangerous. I mean pretty much just living can be dangerous into today’s society but we all know riding on two wheels, exposed to many things makes us more vulnerable to “accidents” and injuries.
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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.
$10,800 – I am selling my F800 to get a 1200GS…I have a passenger periodically and it’s time to get a USA bike. My bike has been MANY places and hope the new owner carries on the tradition. Needs to go back to Canada.
April 28th 2015
Spending time in my my car with me has been healing. The states of Nevada and Utah are so beautiful. I highly recommend riding your bike on the roads I have been taking or drive.
22 days until I leave Canada for the USA!
March 9th 2015
Time is flying by and at times I feel like it’s all happening to fast yet too slowly. “It” being my transition from Canada back to the USA. I feel like I have been speaking about this for a long time but my decision to move really was only confirmed back in November 2014. Yet, my life changes seem ongoing and at times I have to admit I feel a bit scared and nervous of the so many unknowns. Continue reading “Lost in the Shuffle & My Therapy Bike”
February 18th 2015
I have a friend from New York visiting me here in BC. We actually flew back together after my amazing 2015 Winter X Country ride. Should really rename my last trip to Spring Like Ride. 😉 Anyway, I am back to BC and for this week playing tourist. Soaking all the beauty my area has with my friend.
I brought back sunny and warm weather after leaving New York on February 15th with Continue reading “Looking Through My Lens…Vancouver & Greater Vancouver Beauty”
Pretty much the reason I focused on Feb. 11th to finish my Winter X Country trip is in my video. Amazing how the regional forecasts I was following all on my trip were correct about mid February on here in NY. Blizzard warnings for Valentines Day, today Feb. 14 and another storm coming in next week. I just hope I can fly out to Vancouver tomorrow.
My boots, Alpinestars Toucans need new soles. I am a short rider for the F8 and often have to really push off my left boot to get the bike up from its stand and it shows. Still an amazing boot for the price and 100% H20 proof and so comfortable. My Heidenau K60 Scout tires are the bomb. Keep the PSI up and they last forever. Rear has over 17,000 KM’s and still has plenty of tread left and the front has over 14,000 and is in really good shape.
My bike will stay in this exact place until I get back to the USA. First time we are separated and yes, I will have a difficult time not being able to ride back in BC. But…at least she has a spot with a window view 😉