The Rough Draft

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

Talk about an aptly named post. I’m really sorry I haven’t gotten to the rest of the story before now but it’s been a tough few months mentally for me and generating the energy to complete this ride report or anything really has been tough. That being said, it’s not like some neat stuff hasn’t …

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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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It’s been a month since I’ve posted anything up on the blog and for that I apologize. Things have been a bit hectic around here before, during and after my return from our trip out to the west coast. Some of which I’m happy to talk about and others (not so much) but we’ll get …

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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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I missed last year’s open house because of work. It’s a great day out with vintage cars, bikes and aircraft. I switched over to my Sigma 150mm-500m f4.5 as they were starting to get aircraft in position to fly. I swapped lenses and went back to the Twist 60. I hope you’ve enjoyed these shots. …

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When I went down (three times) trying climb up to Hayden’s Pass in Colorado my panniers took a beating. Mostly because I made sure I dropped the bike on both sides, you know, to be thorough. My boxes did okay. A few more dents and scrapes and I managed to crack two of the other …

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On my way back, heading through Kansas I started to see signs for the Mid America Flight Museum in Liberal, Kansas. I’m always up for an aircraft museum and it was right beside the interstate. I’ve been to some cracking aviation museums in the States and The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton that I’m …

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This time we made sure we were on the mountain at 3:30am. This got us almost right at the Gateway and more importantly, leveler ground than half a mile down the road on a steep clutch killing incline. We were through the Gateway promptly at 4:00am and were well on the way to Devil’s Playground …

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