Friday, March 22, 2013

Go Home Winter...You're Drunk!

On the first day of spring, Wednesday, there was more than a foot of snow in many parts of the North-eastern U.S.

Two weeks ago it was probably 15 - 18C...ahh!

If you look at the calendar it’s spring, but winter is holding a firm grip on us...arrrgh!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

New Bike

After OnStar Dave and I made a trip to A Vicious Cycle in New Dundee and back to pickup a bunch of accessories (aka Farkles) for my new Suzuki V-Strom 650 it seemed like the weather was taunting me to take that clean new bike out for a first ride.

I suited up in some warmer clothing and ventured out (without electrics) to go for that ride about 4:00pm. I tried to stick to the cleaner, and drier roads but some puddles were unavoidable. I took it for a run on some surface streets and from the top of the 404 to Aurora Road and back. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

20 Signs of Spring In The GTA

Here are 20 signs of spring in the GTA:
1 Yes, a snowstorm is here but it will officially be spring in three weeks.
2 Mort is analyzing the maximum lean angle of his Kawasaki 900
3 It’s coyote mating season. Fluffy and Pookie are incidental, so keep them inside. The wild dogs are on the prowl.
4 Andy is cobbling a new Humber Instructors spring/summer/fall instructing schedule
5 The eastern sky is light by 6:30 a.m. Daylight Savings Time starts March 10, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bucolic/Pastoral ride around the Isle of Man

Utterly death defying speeds. I've only witnessed that calibre of riding once. 

Mort pulling into the Timmies to procure a prime parking spot.


What a RUSH!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Scoot

After spending most of the day cleaning out the garage decided to reward myself with a little tour of the town. Took a while for the tires to round up after sitting all that time. Felt the handling a little sluggish so I decided to check the tire pressures. 

Unlike some of you, I don't have a Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) so I pulled over on Kipling and pulled out my trusty gauge.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Remembrance Day Ride 2012 - Fred

Wow...Great weather for a November. Ten bikes and fourteen people showed at the Timmies in Woodbridge for what most likely will be the last ride of the season. 

It was an eclectic mix of bucolic backroads including a tour of Palgrave country estates all ridden with a gorgeous fall backdrop and balmy temps. In fact, according to Paul we broke a 74 year record for warmest day!! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day Ride 2012 - Al

Autumn leaf caught in Lynn's Kawi
This morning, looked out the window and witnessed wet pavement and patchy blue sky through my bleary eyes.

Appears the overnight thunderstorms had subsided giving way to a beautiful day

While Lynn was getting herself together, I rolled the Kawi’s out of the garage to the curb.

I could feel the warmth building in the air. It’s going to be a GREAT day for a fall ride.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chili Ride 2012

Lynn with her chili at Timmies
Thanks Al,

For leading a vunderful ride out to West Montrose and Elora Ont

Disappointingly, the "Kissing Bridge" was closed (likely having it's lips plumped) but that's OK cause it was a fine day for riding. 

After Elora Tony and Jody escorted us through the heart of Guelph where I have an interest in a commercial space.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Big Chute Ride - Marine Railway

The day got off to a less than auspicious start…Text message early in the morning from Don, “Hey Fred,
Heather say’s the Petro Can service center has been shutdown all summer”. A quick change of plans
to relocate the meeting place. Sent out a quick e-mail and text to everyone as to change…Not soon enough
for all. Call from Darek at 9:10. "Where are you guys, I’m hungry and need a coffee?" I call Donna and her and Dave
are also at the Petro Can…Yikes!...A quick set of new directions and 10 min later everyone’s at the new meeting place.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Evening Therapy

Decided to snub my nose at the high gas prices and burn a little petrol on two wheels this evening.

Seems like life's aches and pains get smoothed over after few hrs in the saddle. 

As big Al likes to say...

"Let the good times roll baby!"