First BIG trackday at Thunderhill. I am hooked!
Pictures, video, and routes from the best place a motorcycle can be.
Another great day spent at the Pitt Meadows course.
A Five Day trip experiencing the best scenery, roads, food and beer Oregon has to offer!
Another fantastic day at Pitt Meadows. Click for Pictures.
The day started out so promising for maybe decent weather. The sun was almost out… completely dry… Then as soon as the rider meeting started the sky opened up and it poured all day. Didn’t even let up. Didn’t stop me from getting out there. I trucked my bike in, had a pop up tent (thanks kerunt!), and Micheling Pilot Road 3s. No excuses! I did four out of the six sessions and they were great. Learned alot; Going through puddles leaned over, feeling the rear slip out in a corner, too much throttle, ‘head shake’ from too much front brakes, etc. All things that I just don’t have enough experience in I just got a good refresher for.
Two days DOWN Two Days UP = 2,657kms
Decided to move on from the VFR and buy myself a 2010 Yamaha R1. The bike was bought from a dealer in Washington. Here is the story and process of the import into Canada. It’s paperwork intensive but fairly easy.
On July 31st Hilton, Michael, Ray and I took off on a seven day tour to Yellowstone National Park and back. Like any RideFar trip we stay off the interstates and try our hardest to hit every mountain pass, river road, scenic byway and national park! We did an excellent job and this was the best trip I have taken yet. In the end our trip lasted 8 days and 5100kms/3000miles. I have all the pictures captioned so I will let them do the story telling! Enjoy!
This is a fantastic highway. From the start at “the church”, Taylor Way & Hwy 1 to the end at halfway up the Duffey Lake Road. The ride starts at a very common meeting point. Usually you will find a few other motorcyclists here waiting for their riding buddies. After a short run through West Vancouver the good stuff starts and doesn’t end! The S2S hwy has recently received a major upgrade to make it into an amazing scenic hwy. The only downside to this hwy is the large police presence. The speed limit is 80kmh, 60kmh and 90kmh. On a motorcycle (or even a car) the highway is comfortable traveled at 120kmh or higher. Johnny Law will be more than happy to issue you a fat stack of tickets for this! You really have to pick your spots and hope that oncoming motorcyclists will warn you.
I love a good long distance trip but I can’t spend my entire season out on the road (but I would like to!). Mt Baker is 240kms of near perfect road that is very similar to a long distance tour. Single lane, trees, mountains, and hardly any traffic. There is no road like this close to home. If I have 4-5 hours spare time this is the ride I would I pick to do. There just isn’t a ride in town (vancouver, bc) that is better than this.
A annual trip to Osoyoos at the Safari Beach Resort! The fun usually starts Thursday and goes until Monday. 30-40 people gathered this year for a great ride through the mountains to the desert oasis of Osoyoos. Everyday was filled with great people, great weather, great food, great drinks, and alot of fun!
Next year for 2011 we should be scheduled for the last week in June. Will confirm later!
The first ride to Osoyoos of the year! This is a quick and easy ride through the Cascades to Osoyoos. The ride up on Friday was a little chilly and only 10 miles of rain. Ironically it occurred at the summit of the cascades, Rainy Pass! Kevin, Neil, and I arrived a little later but had a great ride. There was already several people up there already so the party was started when we arrived! The next day was gorgeous and sunny! Your typical day in Osoyoos. Stephen located a boat, we setup camp on a quiet beach and even managed to get some knee boarding in. In the evening we all had a great BBQ, a few drinks and maybe even a midnight boat ride! On Sunday the weather changed and I had a very wet, solo ride home through the cascades. I still had fun! Hoping the next Osoyoos trip is nothing but hot, hot sun!
This is now an annual trip! First of the season! A one nighter in Leavenworth, WA. What was going to be 3-4 riders turned into 11! We all left on Saturday morning and weather was decent. A little wet and cold to begin with but we never really hit much rain. We traveled through the Cascades and stopped at the summit to play in the snow. We had lunch in Winthrop and arrived in Leavenworth around 5pm. Dinner was at King Ludwigs where we had a fine German Feast and danced to Oompa Music! The next morning we headed home back the way we came. One snag though… On Hwy 97 north of Wenatchee the state patrol saw an opportunity to pull over 10 motorcyclists for 5mph bullshit tickets. $93 each. C’est la vie! It still didn’t dampen our spirits from the great overnighter ride we had.