The Rough Draft

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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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Last night Darleen and I went to Generator 2. It’s a bit hard to describe the show’s format. It’s sort of TED Talk meets, Music with some performance art thrown in for good measure. We’d been at the inaugural show the year before and as I’m a fan of Cmdr. Hadfield (because excellence should always …

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This trip was a bit of a different bent for me as it was going to be a group ride and not my usual solo affair. The plan was to get to Dayton, OH from Mississauga in a day with a brief stop at Iron Pony in Westerville, OH about 80 miles from Dayton. I …

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My motorcycle travel book pictured above is currently sitting at #6 in Amazon’s Adventure Travel Ebooks List.  Nobody is more shocked than me but it’s certainly welcome news, that I of course wanted to share. Onward and upward. Steve Abbott UPDATE: I checked the numbers this morning and we’re up to #3 in Adventure Travel …

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I just heard about the Trans Mass. Trail and I’ve spent a bit of time looking at it on Google Maps and seen a few videos of it on Youtube. It looks interesting and picturesque with a pavement and dirt ratio that looks very doable for even those riders who don’t have a lot of …

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  Opinions in motorcycle circles are plentiful and will always get a discussion going. Just ask about what’s the best oil to use and stand back. About a week ago, I picked up my first two star review of Two Wheeled Maniac. Now no writer wants to get a bad review or even worse a …

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Ten days ago, I decided to try a promotion package for Devil’s Gambit to a service with an extensive Twitter presence (well way more extensive than mine anyway). Now bearing in mind, I’m a new to the scene writer. Twenty plus years of writing for film and TV doesn’t mean shit other than it does …

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It took a while but this is the year I found my soul.  It had wandered off sometime in 2012 after a particularly bad run with my film stuff.  Lucky for me I picked it up again while I was doing the family history pilgrimage to Battle Harbour in Labrador.  It sort of makes sense. …

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