Your First Motorcycle: Suzuki GSX250R

We had the opportunity (Thanks to Eddie at Motorcycle World) ride the Suzuki GSX250R this past season. Several of us rode it on the street, track, and everywhere in between. We even let some students ride it. In the end we put about 3500kms on it. So is it a worthy...

Summary of QAs, great quotes, and damn good advice on riding motorcycles

The QAs has been worth it. The riders I interviewed all had some great things to say and I've learned a lot too. If you missed them you can view them all here and there are links below. There were common themes among some of them. It was a broad spectrum of...

Q&A with Matt Bush. The happiest stunter you’ll ever meet. Want to learn? Talk to him first.

Matt Bush builds, collects, breathes, rides, lives, and loves motorcycles. He works on helicopters for a living, specializing in flight controls, hydraulics and various aircraft components. He also manages his eBay store BushMotoWorx where he parts out crashed bikes...

Q&A with Troy Burstyk. Racer, teacher, and all around good guy. Here’s the story of his successes.

From 1981 to 2015 Troy raced at different times motocross, flattrack, roadracing, supermoto, and even drag racing motorcycles. He was fortunate enough to win some championships in the various disciplines.  He also co-owned and operated West Coast Superbike School from...

Q&A with Misti Hurst #141. She just wanted to ride. She had no plan, some big crashes, and trained her way to the AMA.

Misti started with riding in 2000 at the age of 24. A year later she entered her first race in Washington. She followed that up with the Canadian Nationals and then did  two years racing AMA 600 Supersport and Formula Extreme. She used to jet set around the world...

Q&A with Jeremy Kroeker on riding through the Middle East. It’s friendly and surprisingly affordable.

Jeremy Kroeker is a freelance writer, a speaker, and the author of three books, “Motorcycle Therapy”, “Through Dust and Darkness”, and "Motorcycle Messengers". With his motorcycle, he has traveled to nearly 30 countries while managing to do at least one outrageously...

Q&A with MAXWRIST. Breaking all the rules, riding really FAST and why you shouldn’t.

Interview by Lee Ridefar. Full Throttle. Full Power. Full Aggression. MAXWRIST has made a name for himself on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc by excessively speeding, pulling wheelies by fast cars, and being the rider that breaks all the rules. So why is he such a...

Q&A with Kevin Miklossy: The honey badger of adventure motorcyclists!

Kevin doesn't give a sh*t where he and bike rides as evident in his pictures (more at the bottom of the page). Kevin has been a rider for over 30 years and an adventure rider for 8 years. He's logged over 500,000kms+ on all sort of various motorcycles. He loves both...

Q&A with Jay Tait #90. Green blooded Kawasaki rider winning races and telling you how easy it is to be a safer rider.

Jay has completed multiple advanced riding courses, raced motorcycles in BC, AB and ON, and currently is a race school instructor with the WMRC. You can find him selling both motorcycles and riding accessories at Burnaby Kawasaki. Advanced riding courses completed:...

Your first Track Day. How to show up like a regular.

Written by Lee Heaver with contributions by the Track Heads Group; Mike, Brandon Knutson, Kim Gill, Dean Drolet. Any motorcycle and rider is welcome to a track day. You do not need to be a 'great rider' to go to a track day. Great riders are made at track days. If the...

Know your motorcycle stats to stay safe, what a Trauma Surgeon sees with motorcycles, and a request to paramedics.

We all understand riding comes with risks. We also have no shortage of people telling us how risky motorcycle riding is. Here are the latest stats to keep in mind. We can't eliminate all the risks, but we can reduce our exposure to them. That can be as simple as...

Q&A: Dean Drolet, master rider of Vtwins and most eager new rider there ever was. His road to the top.

Dean Drolet #42 76,000kms in his first two years of riding Mulitple trophy winner. Full list at the bottom of the page What are you excited about coming into the 2017 riding season? I am actually excited to get out and do more touring this year. I want to take a step...

Q&A: Spero’s road to winning races and training riders. What worked for him?

Spero Benias WMRC #57 WMRC New Racer School InstructorWMRC Semi-Private Training InstructorPitt Meadows Track Day Riding CoachJason Pridmore's STAR School Instructor Accomplishments, sponsors and more pictures are at the bottom. Spero is a well known name in the...

KTM RC 390 – The first 500kms. Initial experience.

Two weeks ago I managed to get my hands on a KTM RC 390. It came in to replace the Yamaha R3. I was really excited about this motorcycle as I love small cc sport bikes. It is a sector that all the big brands are growing into. They are well under $10,000 and some below...

Track Day at Ridge Motorsports Park with OPRT

I spent the day at the Ridge with the OPRT group with Rider Training. I've been riding for over 11 years now and I'll always take the opportunity for instruction. We all can learn something every time. I have not been to the Ridge for three years. Getting back to a...

10 Tips for Motorcycle Group Riding

I was asked to write this article on Group Riding. It really is a fantastic way to enjoy motorcycling. Read on. As a motorcycle instructor, there is nothing that I enjoy more than seeing my students have fun and safe experiences on their motorcycles. Group rides can...

Replacing your zipper on your motorcycle gear

Your motorcycle gear is tough. It is only as good as the seams, stitches and zippers. I was having issues with my zipper on my Alpinestars One Piece suit. This is its fourth season and about 50,000kms of wear. This suit has endured all types of weather and roads. I...

Daily Affirmations. A system that works but you can’t explain it rationally.

The notion of daily affirmations was first brought to my attention via the Tim Ferriss Podcast. It is the episode he had Scott Adams (Dilbert Author) as the guest. This drove me to read Scott Adams book; How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. It is all...

Becoming a SUPER rider at American Supercamp

I am a firm believer in continuing education in all aspects. Especially motorcycle riding. I attended American Supercamp/Roadrace Factory and it was a life altering, two wheeled experience! American Supercamp calls itself a motorcycle technique school. It is operated...

Motorcycle Gear 101: Leather vs. Textiles vs. Kevlar

Buying Motorcycle Gear can be one of the most frustrating parts of riding a motorcycle, especially considering that a fully geared rider is likely wearing anywhere from $500 (on the low end) to $2500+ (on the high end) worth of gear. With various materials, multiple...