I think these type of shops are awesome and hope to use them if needed one day. Just thought their video about how they got started and their philosophy was worthy of a BLOG post! Do you have one of these where you live?
Motomethod is a full repair shop, for nearly all makes and models of motorcycles, old or new. Whether you need a tune up, a new tire, an engine rebuild or if it’s your own project bike…we can help.
Motomethod is one of the first in the industry to allow you, the rider, to come in and ‘rent a bay’ and repair your own bike, or learn how. We provide the space, tools and resources…so come on down and do it yourself !
We also offer memberships for added value, which includes bike pick up, discounts on labour rates, parts and storage, and access to the DIY facilities. Be a part of the community! Continue reading →
We rode up on our 2010 BMW 650′s and this year we will be riding up on our ’13 BMW F8′s. And, YES of course we will have our pictures taken with our bikes. The sunshine coast of BC is not that far from the lower mainland, but once you get there you feel like you are in another world!
Every once in awhile I come across a video that just resonates with me…I mean everyone should watch this especially if you are an adventurer. This guy Ed from New Mexico rode 10,000 miles in 26 days and how he sees Canada and Alaska is spot on. I LOVE, absolutely LOVE his attitude, sense of humor….I mean everything about his heart and soul. I really hope everyone who takes a look at this post takes the time to sit back and watch….it is soooooo worth it trust me.
I think this is my most favorite ADV video I have seen so far….and I loved seeing where we went through his eyes….BRAVO!
Awards were given out the other night for outstanding service and Cheryl got one for her video “It Gets Better”. 6 months ago this video was released and has made an impact around the world.
Many officers were commended for their bravery and contributions they all have made to the community. Impressive and I got to hear many great stories that never seem to make the news. Living with Cheryl we both get frustrated with how the media portrays cops and how often the public hear about the bad and ugly. Well…the OIC awards was all about the good and was awesome to be a part of it. Continue reading →
Went down to our dealer on Sunday, May 5th to check out the BMW Demo day. I was not able to reserve a spot to test ride anything because of work and when I arrived all the bikes were signed out. Signed out for every ride no less.
Hosted the ride and all riders got to go out for at least an hour on the bikes. There were demo’s of almost every bike they make except the new 800 Adventure was not there. I really wanted to ride the F800GT and the new 1200 but I just watched and then enjoyed a great solo ride in the exceptional heat. It was over 30 C or 90 F yesterday. Cheryl was at work and I just rode around to decompress from my work. May have to purchase a smaller tent for myself soon. Cheryl’s new job is not as flexible with days off and I have a feeling I will be doing some rallies unfortunately alone.
We might have to wait a bit until Cheryl settles in and gets through her apprenticeship before we start making any real bike plans. As for me? I need to embrace solo riding which might be good…I hope we both can attend the BMW MOA rally in Salem, Oregon together but I don’t think Cheryl will be able to get to the Touratech event in June or some local rides our dealer has set up like this one.. Continue reading →
Free food, KLIM there and the intro of the new BMW 1200GS, plus me! Cheryl is still in Ottawa but I get to share many pictures and stories about our Adventure riding endeavors! What would be better than being around like minded folks/riders….good food and a great dealer? Ummm…Cheryl being there but I think I can handle it!
Hope some readers of this blog who are local will come down on Friday, March 22! I think it’s going to be a fun night!
More Test pictures for Cheryl’s new job in Forensics. She is learning all about photography and I am loving her new profession/hobby! Can’t wait to go on a trip and Cheryl can take some awesome off the bike pics!
Feb 2-3 2013 (click on the pics and see the slide show)
Took a short 700 KM trip down to Seattle to ride up the Space Needle and spent the night in LaConner, Washington. Left in FOG, had some sun, came back in the cold rain. All in all great to get back on the bikes and just ride for fun!
Cheryl and I rode out to the Vancouver Show Saturday to check out the latest and greatest. Not that we haven’t been keeping an eye out for all these great bikes but seeing them in person is always a treat. Riding out to the show we were confronted with our infamous FOG. Cold out and frosty, this fog makes it almost impossible to see. At times it freezes on your shield but the real nuisance is how the fog saturates your shield making you wish you actually had a wind shield wiper.
Both Cheryl and I agree riding in this type of FOG is not fun and we would rather be poured on versus this crap. Having said that, there were pockets where the sun broke through and the glare off the wet roads was blinding. Sun glasses came out, FOG rolled back in and it was like this to the show and back home. We only live about 40 minutes away from Abbostford but riding in this stuff makes it seem further. In the end worth it though, we get to park for free and right in front of the entrance. Anyone driving a cage by the time we got there, around noon had to park FAR away and paid!