Closer To Genius

I just spent a brain busting three days wandering around Amsterdam.  It was my first time there, and like all travel to new places it pushed my thinking in a number of ways. Mastery is hard work The Van Gogh Museum is one of those must visit places while in…

One Lap of Japan

7940kms... according to Google MapsAnother dream trip. I've done most of the north end of the main island in a car, and traveled as far south as Kyoto by train, but the motorbike offers a new way to see the archipelago.Google maps suggests that this can be done in 6…

13 days

July 2-18th I was commuting on the bike every day from Elora to Milton.  The ride took me on country highways, country backroads, down the escarpment, on a 13 km blast down the 401 to James Snow Parkway, then 5 kms of urban riding in Milton. At 70 kms a…

The Stable

My dream garage always had to be kind of huge to fit all the cars I wanted in it.  With the new bike infatuation I get to dream of a more condensed (and plausible) dream garage.  It's still got room for the necessary evil (I live in Canada, some days…

10k

I looked at the odometer today as I pulled into the parking lot after my forth straight day of commuting and realized my '07 Ninja has finally hit the 10k mile mark.  The commute got her there, it's about 70kms each way with the first two thirds a country ride…

Changing My Mind About PD

OISE's Senior Computer Tech AQI'm about to head into the senior part of my computer technology AQ with the University of Toronto.  My instructor is an outstanding fellow, we're in a new school with a fantastic lab and if it's anything like last year I'll expand my knowledge in a subject…

Stretching My Legs

It's the first day of summer holidays, so I'm going to push the envelope and hit the road on my longest ride yet.  Elora to just past Bobcaygeon.  It's all paved except for the last couple of miles on gravel.  I'll be passing through villages, towns and a couple of…