Chasing Virginia Waterfalls

The Ultimate Virginia Waterfall Trip My cousin in law shared this and I thought it would make for a nice, twisty ride.  It got to double digits yesterday and my throttle hand is getting itchy event though we're still knee deep in snow. It's a 271 mile ride through the…

Honda Getaway

Asking $5577+GST.I'd offer six grand all in.It barely has 1000kms on it. A comfortable fit on a small bike,even for a big guy like me. This lovely little Honda CB500x popped up on Kijiij.  As an icestorm approaches I'm dreaming of being elsewhere, as I often do during the off-season. Two…

Winter Motorcycle Diaries

I'm waiting on an above freezing day to do the coolant flush on the Tiger (it needs to run to circulate coolant and doing that in a closed garage in freezing temperatures isn't a good idea).  After that I'll be able to put it all back together and aim it…

Dakar Dreams

I just finished this year's Dakar and it always starts the itch.  As a bucket list item it's well beyond my ken, but I still sometimes think about it.  The cost is in 1%er territory and a school teacher from Ontario isn't likely to find support from advertisers that would…

The Poor Right Winger

Originally published on Straw Dogs in the summer of 2012... What do working poor right wingers hope to get out of slavishly supporting the ultra¬†wealthy? The move is well under way here in Ontario to dismantle unionized skilled labour.Teachers have had bargaining rights stripped and contracts made irrelevant by a…

Changing Motorcycle Fork Oil

A three legged Tiger. Changing fork oil turned out to be pretty straightforward.  The most time consuming part is removing any niggly body panels so you can get at the forks themselves.   Make sure you loosen the top fork plug before you remove the forks as you need the…

Stay On Target

Stay on target... stay on target!You want to talk about extracurriculars?  About how teachers should do them for the love of their job?  How they should sacrifice their own family lives so that they can 'save the children!' The politics around this are thick, and they do a great job of…
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