Well here goes... It's high time to start a blog! My wife has one <live link) and my friend started one a few weeks ago, and since my motorcycle collection just grew by one, I need a blog to record my adventures too. I love motorbikes. I've been riding them, on and off in some shape or form, for the last thirty five years.
My first was a Honda CB350--a twin and a lovely bike which I would love to own again one day, (yea...won't happen). I graduated to a 600cc BMW after that, (slash six series), and rode it for many years across Alberta, B.C. and down to Mexico when I was in my teens and twenties. Next came my 400XS Yamaha which I used to commute to and from university. It now lives in my brother's garage and still gets ridden regularly. I can't believe it's eligible for collector plates! My next bike was a real monster and easily takes the award as my most punchy machine: A Triumph Trophy 1200. It's quite amazing how flexible the right wrist of a man in his late forties can be. The Trophy 1200 is classed as a sport tourer which is part of the reason that riding it at 160Km feels like 100Km. Eventually I decided I needed a smaller bike for local touring and I traded it in on a Triumph Thruxton 900, my current street bike. (Here they are)
I've always been a bit down on trail bike riders. Street biker conditioning maybe. I never really understood what all the fuss was about. It wasn't until I went out with a couple of friends, who enjoy riding local trails, that I realized what a pile of fun riding the trails can be. I was smitten and so I added a Kawasaki KLX250S to the growing list. It's the first off road, (dual-purpose), bike I have owned and I love it.
So, that's what this blog will be about. My adventures on my bikes--probably more on the off-road side since I've discovered the excitement of discovering "far-away" places practically on my doorstep.
So, here is...