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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Six Steps to Buying Motorcycle Gear Online (and as Hassle-Free as Possible)

Any experienced rider will tell you that buying motorcycle gear online is the best way to find a wide selection of gear at the most competitive prices. Since most shoppers look for the best deal possible when buying anything, and a bigger selection means a better...

Rules of the Road Trip

Big rides require discipline. The following are rules and ideas that ensure a smooth ride for one person or several. In no particular order... 1. All motorcycles must have new or newer tires that have more than enough tread life to make it for the trip. The right...

A few thoughts at the end of a twelve year career

A few thoughts at the end of a twelve year career

Today marked the end of my twelve years as a financial planner. Ending a twelve year career that had a remarkable impact on my life comes with a vast array of emotions. I probably won't feel the entire range until months from now. What I feel now is excitement. I...

Importing a 2010 Yamaha R1 from Washington

Bought a Yamaha R1 in the USA and imported to Canada. Easy! 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...

The Sea 2 Sky Highway

It's like riding a racetrack with heavy police enforcement. 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...

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