Day 6 & 7 – Gratitude and A bit of a Set Back


Day 6 – 742.2 KM’s. Day 7 – 560 KM’s. Yesterday seems to be a blur to be honest. Even today because I am thinking too much. I supposed every ride report has a theme and this one seems to be amnesia.

Departure Day


Nothing like getting woken up at 0215 to three dogs barking in the house and then I made the mistake in letting them out and all hell broke loose.  We have bears around as well as many other creatures.  I did not see anything but the dogs had a scent. The culprits… So, innocent looking […]

SpotWalla = Tracking


I have set up and tested my SpotWalla web page.  The page is active and all is good. If you are interested you might want to bookmark this page if you want to see my route and track. It will show movement Saturday morning… You can leave comments on the SpotWalla page and adjust how […]

Last Minute Inspection


I got lucky and was able to get my bike inspected, oil changed to semi-synthetic, new oil filter and chain adjusted @This is a local shop that can work on most bikes including BMW’S. Which is great because they fit me in and are way cheaper than the dealer. The guys even fixed my top […]

“If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” – Solo X Country 2014


Departure date May 17, 2014 for 30 days. Plan – Vancouver, BC to North Carolina to Long Island, Upstate New York and back. Don’t know the route yet. LINK TO my Ride Report on ADV Rider Forum Click HERE SPOT Live Tracking Page I have done quite a few big RR’s and smaller one’s but […]

“Aren’t you afraid to die?”


Best quote: “People say to me ‘Aren’t you afraid to die?’, and I say ‘Well, are you afraid to live?’” I Love videos like this…so articulate and those of us who ride will totally relate to this video….I know I am obsessed with bikes but when I watched this I know I am not alone.  […]

‘The Scooter Diaries’ by Ronald Bowman


Only a few hours left to make this dream come true…scroll down to the end and why not contribute a few $$…Gordon is only $4500 away from making this happen…. A review SOURCE:  OVERLAND MAGAZINE This book has been painstakingly edited by Gordon Bowman, the son of the author, who discovered his father’s rough manuscript […]

30 Places You’d Rather Be Sitting Right Now


Some of these place just look to good to be true! Peggy Wang BuzzFeed Staff 1. In this sunken alcove garden in New Zealand. Twitter: @Earth_Pics

30 Hour Getaway Part II


Gear this time of year is important to me.  Making sure I can get warm when needed, stay dry and comfortable on my bike are all part of making even a short trip safe.  I traded my AP Scouts for the new Toucan boots.  Gore Tex and more of a MX boot in the end.  […]

30 Hour Getaway, 900 KM’s = Priceless


Day 1, Part I (all pics are clickable) As many who read this blog know first hand our everyday lives can get in the way of our hobbies.  Since January 2012 until present day, Cheryl and I have both changed our careers.  Leslie joining BC Transplant as an In Hospital Organ Donation Coordinator/Organ Donation Specialist […]

30 Hour Ride – pre post


What can 30 hours get you when on a bike?  Real post coming up soon, but 30 hours takes you about 900 KM’s riding through everything from rain, pouring rain, snow, hail, wind gusts I swear were about 70 KM at times, sun, partly sunny and in the end time away from work which is […]

Gone with the Wynn’s


Love this website, Love this couple and if they added towing dual sport bikes this would be our dream life…check them out…high quality videos documenting their travels and life.  Truly inspirational.  Gone with the Wynn’s

ADV Interview: Simon and Lisa Thomas


I have posted about Simon and Lisa before but here is a great interview Touratech did as they are in the USA now….this couple from the UK are amazing and probably been on the road the longest out of anyone on two wheels…read their story…inspiring! LINK to Original Interview Sep 19, 2013 Tell us about […]

Long Way Round and Long Way Down are now on Netflix!


FYI! 😉  We own both DVD’s but this is cool Netflix is carrying both trips!

Alone in ICELAND


Still one of my dream rides!