The Rough Draft

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

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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I like the cars, well anything on wheels really but my heart is always going to be with the bikes. The bikes were practicing on the uppermost part of the course from Devil’s Playground to the Peak. Because of the shape of the mountain, there’s no way to get up to the peak area without …

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Before I get into the article proper, a bit about my gear. Travelling by motorcycle limits how much stuff you can carry. For this trip I brought only three lenses. A Sigma 10-22mm f4.5, a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 and a Canon 40mm f2.8 ASM (which I never used). Of course my Sigma 17-70mm was my …

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Went out to Chatham Moto Park for the Motocross season opener. This had a more local feel to it than some of the events coming later in the year. The shooting conditions while dry were a bit difficult and it was pretty damn cold. Will warmer weather ever get here? Still, I got some good …

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My new book will be available on the Kindle platform within the next twelve hours.  I’ve decided to share the first chapter here in my blog.  This is a very personal book for me as it covers my travels for the last eight years and why I’m driven to do them but it also shows …

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I’ve spent the last two days on Battle Harbour visiting the place my Grandfather was from.  As that’s a journey in and of  itself, it will be it’s own series of posts and I’m not going to tackle it until I’m back in Mississauga. Vlad from FarMotion is now on the road.  Check out his blog …

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The forecast was pretty bleak this morning but I decided to risk it with the boy and head out to Gopher Dunes Dirt Track in the hopes that the weather would be clear by the time we got there.  No such luck.  What started as a light drizzle turned into a downpour within minutes and …

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As I’ve said before, I love old vehicles, the more hand crafted the better.  With vintage stuff a good chunk of the machine is out there in front of God and everybody to see.  If modern machines have gotten wrong, it’s hiding everything under a cover of blacked aluminum.  It reduces an engine to a …

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Made it to the Chatsworth Motopark Race yesterday with Colin in tow.  It’s always a fun day if there are bikes ripping round a track and I’ve got my camera in my hands.  The track is a good two hour hike from our place even a little longer if your GPS decides to play silly …

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