Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog!
Like many people I have loved motorcycles for most of my life, but owning a bike just wasn’t in the cards for me until I was in my late 20’s. In the years since then, motorcycles have become a HUGE part of who I am (my living room is full of motorcycle gear, the bathroom is full of motorcycle magazines, and I have fairings stored in my spare bedroom), so I wanted to create a place where I could share stories, photos and tips for other riders, particularly riders in Newfoundland – where we make every effort to make the most of our incredibly short riding season.
I do NOT consider myself an expert on any aspect of motorcycling, and I don’t want people to read my blog and think “she’s been on a bike for six summers and she thinks she knows it all”. I don’t know it all and don’t pretend to. But I DO strive to constantly educate myself on all things relating to motorcycling, and to work on my riding skills every time I’m on two wheels. Also, I’d like to let it be known that I’m not particularly well-educated in the written word. I make my living dealing with numbers, so writing is a welcome departure from work and a means to express some creativity. There will be the odd spelling or grammatical error, so please excuse that.
I shun suburbia, living on the edge of downtown St. John’s and escaping to the trails when the city gets on my nerves. I share my life with my partner Mark, who is an even bigger motorcycle nut than I am. He’s been riding since…well…let’s just say a long time, and has forgot more knowledge about bikes than I’ll ever possess. He’s a great resource for this blog.
I ride a 1997 Yamaha YZF600R (Thundercat) streetfighter, a 2010 Yamaha TW 200 and a 2009 Suzuki Vstrom 650. Mark rides a 2001 Yamaha FZ1 streetfighter, a 2009 Kawasaki Versys 650 and a 2006 Kawasaki KLX 250 dual purpose. On evenings and weekends from April to November we can usually be found on the various roads or trails of the Avalon and beyond. Aside from riding, my other interests are long distance running, reading, and brewing beer and wine.
Keep the rubber side down!