Tag: first ride

KLR is ready for the big trip

Received the final bits and bobs yesterday in the mail. I installed the TRAX luggage and SW Motech EVO racks. I got a fantastic deal from aviciouscycle.com, even cheaper than I could have got it online from the US. The kit includes the locks, racks, hardware and luggage/panniers – …




And so begins another season of riding

Just a quick note to record the initial odometer reading for this year – 55810 kilometres.

I’m so glad to get the bike out again. The temp. is still hovering around 0 Celcius which is acceptable for short riding but still a bit to brisk to venture into the mountains too far. I usually predict…




Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

well, the weather has finally smartened up, and i can get my bike out of the garage and into the street. i can’t believe how late spring has come this year. maybe, we’ve just been spoiled with early warm springs in the past few years.

tomorrow will be the maiden voyage for my little red viffer…




First ‘real’ ride of the year

well. calgary has gone from having 6-10 inches of snow to being 20 degrees today. it is absolutely gorgeous outside. or as i’ve been want to say lately – ‘bitchin!’

there was no excuse not to…