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WRITINGS, RAMBLINGS, AND REASONS FOR NOT GOING BACK!

There are very few days when I don’t ride. The gravel, the asphalt, the dirt, the mud are always calling.

This page is a collection of my ramblings and ride reports.


Kenora to Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 | 6 comments

Kenora to Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

  Holy Hannah – The Sun is Shining!   MAY 31, 2017   The running theme of the D2D Adventure thus far has been rain. And cold. And rain. However just before going to bed on Tuesday night in Kenora a strange glow filled the...

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Oh look! It’s raining. Again.

Posted on May 30, 2017 | 4 comments

Oh look! It’s raining. Again.

  Well, today was a really short, really cold, really wet day of riding. I got up at 0630 and went for breakfast at the little restaurant that serves the little motel where we spent the night. Approaching the screen door I saw this soaking wet...

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And A Little More Rain

Posted on May 29, 2017 | 8 comments

And A Little More Rain

  D2D Day 2 Today was much like yesterday, only with a lot more rain! 11 hours of riding, Sault St. Marie to Upsala, with 8 of those in pouring rain. Boy am I happy that I spent the money on a pair of Alpinestars Toucan Goretex boots....

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Day 1 is in the bag and ‘put away wet’

Posted on May 29, 2017 | 10 comments

Day 1 is in the bag and ‘put away wet’

  Well, the opening salvo has been fired. I set my trip meter to zero and departed right on time at 07:00. I had an official escort out of Ottawa by way of my friend and fellow Yobo: Nicholas. Nicholas rode to Deep River with me, and I have a...

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Today’s the Day!

Posted on May 28, 2017 | 2 comments

Today’s the Day!

  The day is finally here! Ottawa to Dawson City for the D2D. Then on to Tuktoyaktuk to dip my tire in the Arctic Ocean. I’ll post some short ride reports along the way and the full Trip Report will go up when I get back in July. Keep an...

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Packing for a 15000 km Motorcycle Adventure

Posted on May 27, 2017 | 25 comments

Packing for a 15000 km Motorcycle Adventure

  I know – it looks like a lot – I mean, a LOT of stuff. And at first glance, it really is. But lets walk through and break it down, shall we? This first section is gear that I will be wearing every day – so technically these items...

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