Sabbatical Rides: Riding the Americas

Previously I've thought about various ways I could do a four years pay over five years and then take a sabbatical year off work and still get paid.  From circumnavigating North America to tracing my grandfather's route through occupied France in 1940 during World War Two, there are a lot…

Trans Canada

Last summer I was driving past the bike on the right over and over again.  Had I the means to ride it home, I suspect I would have snapped it up (they were only asking six hundred bucks and everything on it worked).The idea of picking up an old bike,…

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…

Royan’s Delemma

This post originally published on Dusty World, Thursday, 18 July 2013 Royan Lee's Spicy Learning Blog (it's in my list of favourites on the side of Dusty World), asks some hard questions as digital technology matures and reaches mass appeal... "How are we going to do this, folks? How will we foster critical…

Ninja Blues

This has been many weeks in the making.  I began de-blacking the '07 Kawasaki Ninja 650r (my first bike) in May.  Last weekend I took another big run at it.  This weekend I finally got it to the point where I can live with it.  I think I'll do the rest once…

Coventry Eagle

  I was looking at the picture of Grand-dad Morris on his motorbike again this morning.  With a bit of digital wizardry I was able to get the name of the bike: A Coventry Eagle.     Fitted with a 250cc twin port villiers engine, back in 1933  the bike cost £36.00…