Stolen November Days

I'm stealing a lot of extra scenes in a November that doesn't usually encourage riding up here in the frozen north... Last year the bike was hibernating by the end of October.  This year we're getting a run of warm weather that has me still out on two wheels more…

Saints & Sinners Long Distance Motorcycle Rally

Lobo Loco long distance rally. If you're iron butty you could do the 3 day event.  I'm in for the one day on Sunday: https://wolfe35.wixsite.com/lobolocorallies/saintssinnerssunday2019 Lobo Loco Rallies are based out of South/Central Ontario, but if you're anywhere in the mid-west or on the eastern side of North America it's easy to…

Track Days & Dirt Days

Two goals over the summer as far as biking goes:  go to a track day and get in some off road experience.  Fortunately I've got choices for both nearby:That's not too far!1... Track Days:  Grand Bend Motorplex does beginner track days at various times throughout the summer.  I'm going to…

Two Wheel’s Mega-Edifice

Two Wheel always had a Bartertown/Beyond the Thunderdome/post-apocalyptic kind of feel to it, but it's all gone now!My son Max and I went for one of those perfect rides today.  We headed down to Guelph in sunny, room temperature air with no wind.  It was glorious.After a few stops and…

Learning Goals & Success Criteria

Learning Goals & Success Criteria This past week we had a department heads visioning day.  One of the focuses (from the Ministry through the Board) was a concerted focus on clearly articulating learning goals and success criteria.  This goal/criteria approach has a lot of traction in current educational thinking.  Clearly…

Riding in the Desert

Flying in to Phoenix, the roads wrap around the mountains like ribbons.  Riding them you'd seldom be upright. Originally published on Tim's Motorcycle Diaries in April, 2014 I'm still having culture shock over going to Arizona.  They have "buckle up it's the law" signs everywhere but most motorcyclists ride around…

Data Starvation

Last summer we went to England and picked up a SIM card and an astonishing 30gigs of data for about $38.  We currently pay about $35 a month for 0.5gigs/month in Canada - prior to that we were paying over $80 a month for a gig each as part of…

It’s Inbetween Them

I just spent a hot Saturday on two very different bikes, though they claim much of the same riding intent.  The Yamaha TT-R230 trail bike is a 250lb lightweight that gets you through the gnarliest trails with nary a mark on the trail.  There is barely anything to it and it…

One More Bike Is Never Enough

My cousin-in-law posted this on Facebook.  Funny how the proliferation of bikes is a common theme.  Few people are happy with just one, probably because one bike can't do it all and if you love to ride you probably want to ride in as many different circumstances as possible. I've…