SPOTWalla Tracking Link


Track my Winter Ride by CLICKING HERE This will go live as soon as I leave in the morning, Wednesday, January 14th 2015.  Did a little more tweaking to the bike, not much time to really plan anything between trying to sell my house and hanging out with friends etc.  So, let’s see how this […]

STAY TUNED….January 2015 Departure?


This could be my route for my X Country Winter Excursion…departure date still being determined. Will make a pit stop in Florida to see my folks, (snow birds) and cousins if all works out. More details to come…will probably take the 101 down through the Oregon Coast… 8366.71 km or 5198.83 miles

Remembering 2014…my own form of therapy


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. Best to watch videos full screen and in HD When I look back at all the years I have spent in Canada, all the fortunate riding I have been able to do since 2010 when I got my street license these videos will enable me to really see, feel and reflect. My […]

Canada to the USA….oh, the joys of moving back “home”


Update: I learned how to import vehicles into the USA from Canada today. Not terribly difficult but nonetheless work. I had to contact BMW & Fiat USA to apply for letters of compliance. This was after I called the Canadian divisions because that made sense to me.  NOT! 😒 Compliance letters mean my vehicles meet […]

Welcome to Canada-Better late than never


Just wanted to announce today I passed my Canadian citizenship exam and have been approved 👌 to be sworn in I hope in the next 2 months! My interviewer asked “what took you so long?”

To ride X Country or not?


 So, if anyone who reads this blog was crazy enough to think about riding x country this time year what routes would you take to get New York?

2014 – A Year to Forget but I am still THANKFUL…


Feel free to click the pics for larger Hi-rez versions 2014 has been one hell of a year for me and still is on some levels.  Separation, leading to divorce, death of my beloved 10-year-old Beagle, Cruizer…work issues, deciding to leave Canada after almost 18 years and start over?  So, what to do?  Do I […]

New York Bound – Happy US Thanksgiving


Heading to New York for US Thanksgiving.  Haven’t been back for this holiday in so long.  Time to be with family, see some more possible virtual friends and of course old friends alike.  Looking forward to getting out of town  – oops I have been out of town a lot lately on my bike but […]

AltRider = Premium Quality and Protection


I figured that when I put anything on my bike that has real life testing to prove my dedication to a manufacturer or online company that has great customer service and products I need to share.  All of us when buying bikes look for the best value, protection, and items that assist us with better […]

Princeton, BC to Leavenworth, WA


All pics can be enlarged by clicking on them and I always add more pics at the end that aren’t always in my posts.  Little raw videos at the end. Just FYI. Starting out temperature was -18C for everyone else .4F and let me tell you this…IT WAS COLD! The best part of my morning […]

Winter Comes Early – Why I ride


SPOTWALLA TRACKING CLICK HERE – Going to head out on another 2 night trip today.  While it’s below freezing outside and some might say I am a little nuts for going out…I am hoping that the weather folks are correct when they report COLD yet beautiful days over the weekend. I am not sure I […]

Final Day & Reflections


May 17 2014 – June 15th 2014 (2014 X Country Solo Trip) if you make to the bottom you will see some stats or you can scroll down not read this wordy post and cut to the chase. 😉 I got a big smooch from Sierra when I arrived home… My good luck charm came […]

Day 10 – Quick update


I was able to take two nights off and use a day to replenish some items I needed for the trip back , like get a new camping stove.  I broke my other one days ago. Now I can get back to at least boiling water when I want and need to.

It’s Harder Than You Think Yet Easier


Day 8-635.4 KM’s Day 9-739.6 Km’s I have arrived on the east coast of the USA in North Carolina yesterday, May 25th. Took me 9 days to get here with a lot of boring pavement riding yet I was not really bored.

Day 5 – I don’t like being a Carnivore


761.2 KM’s I have to say this…after riding today and seeing so MANY cattle pens where I know they are being raised just for their meat, I hate the fact I like meat. I am not a left-wing nut about being vegetarian or anything but when I see hundreds if not thousands of cows living […]