GS Training With Académie Ridaventure

Posted on October 06, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

I did a one day off-road skills training event with Claude Gagné of Académie Ridaventure (not to be confused, I think, with the ridaventure.ca forums) organized through Ottawa Motorrad / Ottawa Goodtime Centre. This event was significantly more “hardcore” vs. the event from the previous weekend. All “level 1 GS …


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GS Training with BMW MC Ottawa

Posted on September 29, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

The BMW Motorrad Club of Ottawa is developing an off-road skills program, and I was invited to participate in an initial trial run. Very basic off-road GS skills including leaning the bike on off-road surfaces, emergency stopping with reduced traction, hill climbs, etc. Nothing too challenging, except at the very …


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An Unscheduled Vehicular Dismount

Posted on July 28, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

I had a little wipe out on my moto today. Nothing serious, no injuries, an alarmingly slow speed low side slide out. Some details here.

just-a-scratch


BMW Motorrad Club of Ottawa

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live


Anlas Capra X

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

With plans to do some off-road stuff on my moto, I bought some appropriate rubber. I posted a bit of a running review over on the R1200GS forums. The Coles Notes version is: I don’t have much off-road experience to compare these tires to, but they seemed to work …


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Crash Bar Day

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live


Moto Trippin’: Lake Huron Loop

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live


The Arai XD-4

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

I have a Shoei RF-1200 head. The RF-1200 in an XL is the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have owned, yet when my lovely all white RF-1200 with its extremely cool Mass Effect and Destiny the Game stickers was due for replacement, my eyes started …


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The Viking Tour - Day 13

Posted on August 15, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Distance traveled: 240kms

Home Sweet Home


The Viking Tour - Day 12

Posted on August 14, 2018 in Motorcycle Travel & Touring

Edmundston to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Distance traveled (approximate): 611kms

Almost homeward bound. More of those gorgeous inter-New Brunswick - Quebec views.

TCH to Quebec

On our way to our last motel, we stopped at the massive Carrier Harley / Can-Am / BMW Motorrad shop in Drummondville. These guys had everything, even the BMW Motorrad bikini, flip-flops, and board …


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