Monthly Archives: November 2013

Time Lapse of St. John’s, Newfoundland

I just came across this video on Youtube…it’s a series of time lapse videos by photographer Brian Carey and it showcases St. John’s absolutely beautifully. Enjoy 🙂

Bikes are on the Backburner

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Photo credit: oxherding.com

My posts on this blog have once again become scarce, and will remain so for the next few weeks at least. It’s not because riding season is effectively over for many of us (not all of us though, check out this guy! ), or because I’ve run out of ideas. It’s because I’m currently in the middle of renovating the bathroom in my 84-year old house. (more…)

Gift Ideas for the Motorcyclist on Your List!

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when even the most mall-phobic amongst us are forced to embark on a quest for thoughtful gifts. The time of year when the combination of winter blahs, crowded stores and societal pressure to provide the perfect Christmas for your family results in you having a complete meltdown in the Costco parking lot because some B#@&H in a GMC Yukon stole your spot, even though you clearly claimed it with your signal light a full 2 seconds before she parked her arse there.

If you’re shopping for a motorcyclist this year, this may take a little bit of the stress off. Read the rest of this entry

Unseasonably Warm Weekend!

Around the middle of November, I come to terms with the fact that riding is over for the year, and settle into winter mode. Helmets and leather jackets are put away, replaced by mitts, scarves and snow shovels.

Being an island, we often get bizarre weather and this past couple of days was an example of that. By the grace of the weather gods, we were given the weekend of November 16 and 17, 2013: Temperatures of 10-12 degrees C., very little wind, and dry! All household chores fell by the wayside, this weather had to be taken advantage of! Read the rest of this entry

Why do YOU Ride?

There’s a documentary film that has been released recently, entitled “Why We Ride“. I haven’t had the opportunity to see the entire thing, but the trailer alone is enough to bring tears to the eyes of the more sentimental amongst us. As the title suggests, the film attempts to answer the question of why we are so passionate about our chosen form of transportation. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: “Iceland: A Stormy Motorcycle Adventure”

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I did a search of motorcycle-touring related ebooks recently, and was absolutely bombarded with books written by riders much more adventurous than myself. One book in particular stood out from the rest, and for the sake of $4 I decided to give it a read. Read the rest of this entry

Whirlwind Trip to Corner Brook

This is how it started.

Mark: (looking at online classifieds) “That’s some good deal on that Vstrom in Corner Brook”

Me: “Yeah. But it’s in CORNER BROOK.”

A little about me: I’m extremely practical, frugal, stubborn and regimented. As a rule I do not do things that don’t make sense economically or logically, which means that I don’t step outside my comfort zone much and “spur of the moment” is not in my vocabulary. Making a 1400km round trip to buy a motorcycle was – in my mind – bordering on insanity. Read the rest of this entry

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