Tag Archives: Honda

The Riot before the Storm

I have attended very few stadium style rock ‘n’ roll concerts. The main reason is that I am from small town Ontario with little access to big time shows, and then when I left home for Vancouver I was always too broke to afford tickets. Plus, I don’t think I have ever had a “fan” […]

Vancouver Island Backroads and Beauty (Part 1)

The original plan a year ago was to hoard my vacation days and do an epic trip around the National Parks of the U.S. That didn’t quite work out this year, although it’s still on my bucket list. Instead, Scott and I decided to stay somewhat local, and explore our beautiful province in more detail. […]

Pioneer Road to Kingdom Lake

This past week Scott and I loaded up our motorbikes to explore some places I’ve been meaning to visit not far from Vancouver. We both ride Honda dual sports, and mine was created from two different bikes – a 1985 XR600R (engine) and a 1985 XL600R (frame). It’s essentially a street legal dirtbike, kickstart-only, and […]

The Miracle Roadtrip: Part Three (The wildebeests)

Since blasting through the aftermath of some devastating forest fires in BC (see Part Two), Scott and I continued our summer motorcycle trip along the more relaxing setting of the Sunshine Coast. We swapped in some clean clothes in Vancouver, then hopped on the ferry at the Horseshoe Bay terminal. It was so sweet as […]

The Miracle Roadtrip: Part Two (The apocalypse)

In part one, Scott and I began our Mad Maxian vision of ripping cross country on our dual sports down Washington, up Idaho and into the heart of hippie-dom in Nelson, BC. We continued to live a bikers’ dream since the road heading north to Kaslo was such a cruise of windy roads and epic […]

Alaskan cruise – a new addition to the family

Today, I am ironically home sick for the second day, most likely because I put out a lot of energy hosting the 7th Annual Alley Health Fair! It went really well, but now I’m recuperating from a nasty head cold.  Oh well – the effort was worth it, with 1200 people getting a good meal […]

Thailand daytrip on a Honda – solo days

It’s a rainy day in Vancouver, and I was reminded of a trip I took in 2009 through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand (with a quick day trip to Burma for visa purposes). I was determined to rent a motorcycle at some point in my travels and decided that Thailand was the place to do it. […]