The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Welcome back. Sorry this is taking so long to post up. Life is what happens when you’re making other plans. Still a bit stiff from our ride out from Bamfield to Port Alberni, we stopped for some Subway (my go to for road food) before gassing up the bikes and deciding we’d hit up our …

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Today I finally got to fly in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s PBY 5A Canso. I’ve been waiting for her to become available for flights for a few years now. I’ve always loved the PBY 5A and have dreamed about flying in one for years. Weather delayed my flight a bit as a few rain …

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By this point in my trip log, you’re probably wondering why I’ve labelled this, “The art of forgetting.” Well as any of you who’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know I’m originally from BC. The Fraser Valley to be exact. After my family emigrated to Canada we stayed in Vancouver for …

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If Utah and Colorado were all about the heat, Vancouver Island was going to be about water. As you can see in the picture above, the concrete is wet as are the bikes. Trouble is at this point it’s all holding off. So the choice was made to leave the rain gear off and risk …

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Devil’s Gambit in audiobook format is now available at these direct links: Downpour Audiobooks.com Nook Audiobooks Playster Tunein Scribd And if you’re a library subscriber, it’s available at: Overdrive, Baker & Taylor, Follet, 3M/Bibliotheca, Mackin, Odilo and 3Leaf Group. Please check it out. I’m sure you’ll find it worth a listen. The book should be …

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It’s been a long time coming but my first thriller Devil’s Gambit makes it’s way to audiobook next week. As soon as I have the links to the distribution, I will be posting them up but staking out the book’s Amazon page would probably not be a bad idea. Findaway Voices have done as cracking …

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For the next big motorcycle trip I’ll be heading back to my original province of BC. Where I and some others will be having a go at the Vancouver Island Grand Loop.  A roughly 50/50 split of dirt road and paved highway around Vancouver Island. My Panniers took a real beating on my trip out …

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Yesterday was an open house at Twisted Throttle out in New Dundee. I’ve gone for the last few years because our club’s president has close ties to the ownership out there and we always held one club meeting at this event. As these guys cater to the Adventure Bike community it was good for them …

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As I’ve said before, I’ve always loved the world represented in miniature. As much as I love taking these pictures at this event, I’d love it even more if I could take these types of shots under ever tighter controlled circumstance where I could light them properly and shoot from a tripod. Still the artistry, …

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Heritagecon was last weekend and as has been the case with everything for me this year, I’m a bit behind posting stuff up. The model builders convention is held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton and has grown significantly over the years. Enough to the point that people were commenting on it this …

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