Scootin’

A week before we headed out to Victoria my wife suddenly suggested that we get scooters for our first day.  I was flabbergasted, she isn't a fan of motorbikes.  I quickly arranged the scooters with CycleBC and waited to see what would happen. Thursday morning we woke early after the…

March Break

The dream March Break trip? Load the Tiger into the back of the trusty Ford Transit Van and head south to a place where the weather won't suck all week; it will here. While snow is flying during the most pointless school break in Ontario, I'd be driving one thousand…

Retro Moto Wish-List

Some retro-moto bits that I've come across that sparked the I want urge... Austin Vince Custom Vintage Overalls! Custom made by the man himself!  Vintage overalls in the colours of your choice.  I'm thinking blue with red and white stripes... www.austinvince.com ~$400Cdn Bell Bullitt Retro-modern Helmet If you've seen Rush…

The End of Rain Crotch

What came of me almost losing my mind while riding underwater a few weeks ago?  I finally got to test my rain gear from Royal Distributing.  It did the business in light rain, but after a couple of hours in steady downpours they leaked through the waist leaving me with…

Perseverance & Patience

Steady on, it's not that bad.  I shall persevere! The never ending tale of Concours carburetors continues.  My most recent attempt was to check the fuel amounts in each bowl and then reinstall and test (I'm getting very quick at this). Once again the old Connie coughs and backfires and…

A Ride Stolen From Winter

February isn't a giving month for motorcyclists in Canada.  Last year, with the twenty three year old Kawasaki in pieces, I was unable to get the thing out on the warm weekend we had in December, and couldn't even get it going when the snow finally cleared in March. Since…

Gold Winging It

My buddy Jeff is heading off to the West Coast and a golden retirement shortly, so he's cleaning up and vacating Ontario (good time to be doing it).  One of his motorcycle herd is a GL1800 Goldwing.  He offered Max and I a ride last weekend to see if it…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s House

Lloyd Wright's only motorbike... he designed 70 odd cars though. What does Frank Lloyd Wright have to do with motorcycles?  Well, he designed one.  In addition to that one 1930s Harley he also designed dozens of cars, including some pretty iconic ones like the VW Mini-Bus and the original gull-wing…
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