Tag: motorcycle

Day 1 – Calgary to Butte, MT

Time on bike – 5:30am – 5:30pm
Distance – 805 kilometres
Low temp – 6 celcius – Nanton, AB
High temp – 28 celcus – Seeley lake, MT

Well it wasn’t the start one would hope for on the first day of a long journey. The weather in Calgary was the pits. It was cold and…




The End of the 2009 Riding Year

Well, another one bites the dust. I haven’t spent a lot of time writing posts on the ol’ blog this year. Perhaps, as winter sets in and I have more time I’ll write more.

It’s was a really great riding year. A couple trips across western Canada, down into southern Oregon and many point in between….




Day 1 – Calgary to Nelson, BC

Distance: 635 kilometres
Temp: Low 8/High 22

Mike:

We made it successfully. Fiona did especially well on her first long day ride. No mishaps or issues to report for our first day.

The start was a bit of a concern as the temperature in Calgary was only 8 degrees, cloudy and threatened rain. It was a very chilly…




dramatic display of the value of a motorcycle helmet…

i think this leaves little doubt about the protection offered by a quality motorcycle helmet (although my portugese is not so hot). can’t believe anyone would want to let any part of their face or skull absorb the impact of a fall or accident.




first good ride of the season

finally the weather here has cooperated and i was able to go for a spin through southern alberta.

a few riders, 13 to be exact, from the vfrdiscussion group met and went on a ride from calgary on the 1A highway through highway 40 through the highwood pass on it’s opening weekend. great to meet some…