Motorcycles Trump Racism

Canada is far from free of racism, but it plays at a much lower volume here.  Canada's mosaic approach to multiculturalism and more open immigration policy probably have a lot to do with this.  The United States' melting pot must feel especially hot if you're not what the ideal American is…

Appalachia

What a ride down the Appalachians would look like next summer (for the solar eclipse!)https://goo.gl/maps/6h2J4cJoXhzElora, ON4 h 19 min (286 km)Entering the United States of America (New York)4 h 19 min (286 km)Entering Pennsylvania3 h 11 min (224 km)State College, PA37 min (40.0 km)Entering MarylandEntering West VirginiaEntering VirginiaPassing through West…

Scrambler

I'm enjoying the Ninja and I hope to track day with it this year at some point, but I'm also keen to expand my two wheel experience.  To that end it would be nice to have a bike that is a bit more drop friendly and willing to go off…

XS1100: Steps Toward Resuscitation

Snow last night, the XS got some mechanicalattention today as a result.After looking over some internet advice (sic) on how to start a long dormant motorcycle engine (and ignoring never ending discussions on it), I got the XS1100 to the point where it would crank over (with spark plugs removed).  The plugs look…

It Has Begun!

MotoGP starts this weekend in Qatar.  Maverick Viñales has launched his first season on the championship capable Yamaha with zeal, topping the time sheets in early free practice. This year's shakeup, with new riders in many teams, promises to stir in some chaos.  Marquez doesn't seem to be able to…

The Great Escape

This time of year always feels like Groundhog Day - go to  work, go to sleep, wake up, do it again.  It becomes so repetitive that it leaks into your mind, filling your thoughts so there is little room for anything else.  This year it's amplified by the negativity surrounding…