Vespa GTS 250

The scooter commute has changed from Kymco to Vespa GTS 250 and the smiles have increased with the additional cc’s. Having sold the second car back in May, the plan was always to commute to Richmond during the summer on a scooter. The only thing preventing this from happening was the fact that I...

Steveston cycle ride

Steveston is a quaint village in the south west corner of Richmond that has some great cycling along the sea front; and cycling was the order of the day. What to do on a searingly hot Sunday morning? Air conditioned mall? Nope. Relax by one of the numerous lakes around here? Nope. A 3...

Stave Lake

A chance to get out on the Ducati in the brilliant sunshine led us to Stave Lake near Mission. Lesley hasn’t been on the back of the Ducati since last summer when we took a couple of trip to Fort Langley on the old Albion Ferry. As the sun was shining we decided to...

Road trip Day 6 – Home run

Decision mad. After 5 days on the road on day 6 I’d make the home run. I could still do the final loop through the forests on my road trip or I could  hit the freeway home. The weather appeared better than the previous day but was still windy. When the guy on the...

Road trip day 5 – Endurance

When the guy at the gas station in Biggs said that he didn’t know how the heck I could ride a motorcycle in that wind I realised that I’d just done something pretty amazing/foolhardy. The day started easily enough with a browse around Best Buy in Bend considering the merits of a tax free...

Road trip Day 4 – I only use awesome sparingly

The word awesome seems to be well overused in Canada. I’m not a great user of awesome, but Crater Lake fully deserved the superlative. It was indeed awesome. Time to hit the road again. I followed the 138 to my next port of call Crater Lake. En-route I pulled over several times to take...

Road trip Day 3 – Sometimes good things just happen

Road trip day 3 was a day of contrasts. From the spectacular Pacific coast to gorgeous rivers and finishing with a major cruise of the car variety. The day had it all. Sometimes good things just happen. Having dipped in to road trip USA I decided to look in on a couple of places...

Road trip Day 2 – Searching for sun on highway 101

Day 2 of the road trip took in fog, searching for sun on Highway 101, some spectacular scenery and a long time in the saddle. I wanted to give Aberdeen a second chance. I really did want to.  However, when I was fueling up, a guy at the gas station remarked that I should...

Road trip day 1

Today was day 1 of my road trip taking me from PoCo to Aberdeen Washington. A day of Freeway riding, aching shoulders and searing temperatures. Finally the day had arrived. The Short(er) Way Round was no longer a dream, the bike was packed, fueled and ready to roll and just past 9am I set...

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