2014 Annual Fall Dual Sport BC ride is a group ride for all size bikes and skill. There are three routes, A, B and C. C is the big bike adventure route. Great organization, great people and always a great ride.
October 19th, 2014
Before I post about today’s ride I think I should catch up the BLOG about where I am at in my separation. Again somethings should remain private but others can be shared since I have shared so much. I guess you can say I am in the mourning phase of the loss of my relationship/marriage. I will mention my ex’s name only once and then she will be referred to as my ex. 😉 Cheryl left on January 30th, 2014 and never looked back. Since then I was fortunate to be able to buy her out of my house and keep it.
Just like that, some money and the swipe of a pen she was erased from ever owning my house. We are completely separated and I would suppose the next step would be a divorce in 2015. So, 2014 has been a struggle for me yet I seem to be able to continuously ride my bike. It’s been a busy Fall fitting power rides, leisurely rides as well as the annual BC Dual Sport off-road ride too.
Funny we have been using these tires since 2010 and surprised this reviewer just heard of them. We get tons of mileage out of them and I would disagree on one thing. Not a 50/50 tire, more like 60/40. 😉 We have them on our bike 24/7, 365 days a year.
Have them on our F800’s right now…and would only use these for where and how we ride.
The large displacement adventure bike category has been a bright spot for the motorcycle industry over the past few years. The segment has seen sales growth that bucks the trend across the rest of the motorcycle landscape. This has resulted in a plethora of choices for the buyer. But which bike is best? We’ve ranked what we think are the top five 1,000cc plus adventure bikes on the market for 2014. Continue reading “RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014”
Tenerife, Canary Islands—KTM has a problem: It’s called the 1190 Adventure. As the Austrian company forges ahead to become a complete player with a comprehensive model range, it continues diving into the streetbike pool with Adventures, Dukes, SM-Ts and RC8s. And now, with its brand-new 2014 (in the U.S.) 1190 Adventure, KTM is making a huge, cannonball-style splash in the pool of high-performance streetbikes. Never before has the company had a bike so mainstream, so capable of going head-to-head with all of the players in the adventure-touring market. But since it’s not competing strictly for the hardcore off-road buyer, the 1190 Adventure represents a bit of a problem in that, as KTM continues to grow, some of its motocross- and off-road oriented dealers will have to step it up and come to grips with the company’s increasingly complex (albeit more balanced) model range. Continue reading “First Ride: KTM 1190 Adventure Superbike at Heart”
The morning started off heading out to Chilliwack at 0700. About 1 degree Celsius but look at what I see all the way out to the staging area for the Annual Dual Sport BC Newbie Ride. SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been so wet and miserable here when I saw the sunrise it was meant to be a good day. Cheryl did not come with me because she has not been sleeping well and I am glad she did not come. This ride was not for sleepy riders. There are a few short videos in this post…hope you watch them to get a flavor of the day and all pics are click-able!
Heading East through Mission, BC to get to Highway 1 for the fast way out to Chilliwack. About an hour from where we live.
Make sure you watch the video…nice review…I am sure many more to come…I like this one! They mention 10,000 service intervals and 20,000 in between the major ones…same as BMW basically so not so new to the ADV bikes nowadays. Most new engines are requiring less time being “serviced”. Change your oil and all is good. Just kidding there is more to it. I like the shaft idea…no lubing chains…while in Alaska it was almost impossible to keep lube on our chains…this is a sweet bike no doubt. How do you turn the ABS on and off on this bike? Can’t seem to find my answer anywhere unless I am totally over looking it.
Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.
Epic. It’s the way every ride is supposed to be, so MotoUSA decided to make our big-bore ADV test as epic as possible. We gathered five of the newest premier AT bikes and rode them across the western states. The loop started in Southern California and wound its way up to Big Sky, Montana where we took a rest day to watch the Big Sky XC hare scramble. From there we went back across the smoky interior of Idaho and plowed down to company headquarters in Medford, OR. For more details on the trip, check out the daily updates (sidebar), but let’s meet the contenders in the 2011 Adventure Touring Shootout.