This past Saturday I was invited to a track day at Calabogie Motorsports Park by my friend Yami. It would be my first track day in over a decade, and my first ever track day on a motorcycle. Should be noted, my first track day resulted in my cars engine self-destructing after just 45 minutes total track time. I was feeling extremely intimidated about this track day for many reasons.
Back in July both of my vehicles required some regular maintenance. Neither task particularly difficult but as they were things I’d never done before I requested the assistance of some friends to ensure everything was done properly.
After a couple of years of frustration followed by a marathoning of Mighty Car Mods on YouTube I decided it was finally time to fix the hatch on my car. More importantly, now that winter is pretty much here in Canada, I’ll be driving the car a lot instead of the bike and will really probably need access to my luggage space. So here are some photos and description of how that went down.
Long weekends are the perfect weekends to plan quick trips around. You get a free day off thanks to observed holidays, and even if you have to book time off work you don’t have to waste as much vacation hours. Canada Day weekend I decided to really test out my bike, the camping gear I purchased, and how well I would handle great distances alone on a motorcycle. Continue reading Trip ’round Lake Michigan
This past Tuesday I finally made a decision on which side cases I was going to install on my V-strom. The 8″ Odyssey II system by Jesse Luggage. Continue reading 8″ Odyssey II by Jesse Luggage
This past weekend was a long weekend in Canada. The Monday being the holiday known officially as Victoria Day, though almost always referred to as May ‘two-four’ weekend. A double entendre referring both to the time in which the holiday approximately falls and the slang term ‘two-four’ which refers to a case of beer numbering twenty-four in quantity. I did not enjoy a two-four as I rarely drink, I did however ride over 1,000 km. Continue reading Clevelands House
After two years of riding a sport bike in ways that a sport bike was never really intended to be ridden I decided a change was in order. I bought something a little more suited to the task at hand. Continue reading 2012 Suzuki V-strom 650
Recently went out for an 8-9 hour motorcycle ride through southern Ontario. I could have chosen a better route perhaps but all in all I was quite happy with the sights, which I’d seen before for the most part. One thing differed though, Godrich Ontario had been hit by an F3 Tornado since the last time I’d visited the downtown core. Sadly I didn’t remember this and didn’t take any pictures of the progress, I just thought there was a lot of construction… doh! Continue reading Last Nice Day of the Year?
A couple of weeks ago I inched another year towards death; I had a birthday. To help hasten the slow inevitability of death I decided to get a dangerous new hobby. I purchased a motorcycle. Admittedly not a very fast motorcycle by some standards but comparatively quick to mine automobile. With a weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 kg per kW (with me perched atop no less) it’s nearly twice as fast as my Saabaru.
Remember when I used to feature car stuff here? No? Me neither, but the navigation bar tells me I otherwise. However unlike the past this post should be slightly more interesting.