Not often do Cheryl and I get away without our bikes but when we do we make the best if it. Visiting Cheryl in Ottawa while she continues her training for the IDENT section of the RCMP was great to walk about and see all the sights and sounds of these two Canadian cities.
We live in BC, Canada as many who read this blog know but heading to Ottawa and Old Montreal we both felt like we were in a totally different country. While French is the official second language of Canada, most do not speak it in BC. Having said that Ottawa and especially Old Montreal French dominates everyday chat. Made us feel a little insecure as we both do not speak French.
Read about Mark aka RADIOMAN’s adventure and to story behind his quest to travel ADV style. Amazing devotion to his wife who passed on and a very gentle soul in need to healing.
RADIOMAN Ride Report on ADV Rider FORUM Click here
Where is this? More in a new post coming soon.
LOVE this dog…LOVE this story….
THE OASIS OF MY SOUL
SOURCE: TWISTED SIFTER
Andre Ermolaev is a Russian photographer who takes incredible aerial and landscape photographs. In his series entitled Iceland. River., Andre shows us the beautiful environment of Iceland from above.
The rivers and streams shown, which are carrying sediment from volcanoes and glaciers give the photos the incredible colours and textures. The photographs could easily be mistaken for abstract landscape paintings. Andre tells My Modern Met:
“Iceland is a wonderful country; I would even say that it is a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers. But what has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns. The photo represents the mouth of the river falling into the ocean.
A little bit upstream there is a yellow-colored brook flowing into the river, but yellow currents fail to mix with the main water flow. One can estimate the scale judging by the car tracks that are clearly seen on the black sand. This is just a river, just a volcano, just our planet.” – Source
Be sure to check out the complete 63-picture gallery at Andre’s official website andreabe.fishup.ru
and not trying to find us!
We ended up staying in Yachats, OR after riding in the cold and rain. Yep, in a hotel, hot shower and good dinner. Continue reading
Part I CLICK HERE
This years summer trip was way shorter than last years epic ride with Triumph Canada, 2 Triumph Tiger XC bikes to Alaska. Not 44 days long but only 11. Why? Leslie started a new job in January and was not able to get a large amount of time off this summer. As a matter of fact every day Leslie used for this break from work was banked OT not vacation time because she is not able to take “vacation” until her probation is over. BTW, should have been over July 16th.
In any case, every ride no matter how long or short can turn out to be an adventure and this was no different. This trip we contended with temperatures ranging from 12 C (53 F) to 42 C (107.6 F). The beginning of this trip we saw triple digits. Continue reading
Relaxing after riding in over 100 F for a few hours
(Thought this was appropriate for our trip)
This is such a great article addressing many of the issues we are contending with on this trip. Last Summer 2011 when we rode Alaska, we were riding in really cold and wet conditions. This trip it will continue to be HOT and dry. As in any trip we are learning as we go and will be trying out some cooling vests when we get to Rigby, ID. I think it’s important to read the highlighted lessons in this article. If you are riding for hours in heat, it is tempting like Cheryl to take the jacket off but I knew this is not the best idea. What I have learned is about keeping the face shield down. We will also stop more often to soak our under gear with cold water. OH, and read the last part if you don’t read the entire article. So TRUE!
by David L. Hough
The ride south over the Siskiyou Mountains from Oregon to California started out cool enough. Up at 4,000 feet, it was chilly enough that I was glad I had added the jacket liner and neck warmer. But a hundred miles later, as I descend down into the Sacramento Valley, the temperature begins to soar. By the time I reach Oroville, the temperature signs are flashing 118 F. It’s another hundred and fifty miles to the rally site at Mariposa in triple-digit temperatures.
A rider passes by in the opposite lane, jacket bungeed on the back, bare chest exposed to the hot blast. I wave, but there is no response. His exposed skin is red, and he doesn’t even appear to have noticed me, a bad sign that he’s on the fringe of heat exhaustion. I don’t wish any problems on a fellow motorcyclist, but there are lots of riders who have to contribute to the statistics before they crack the code. Continue reading
On our trip will be using our SPOT Connect for tracking purposes. This is so useful for our friends and family to keep an eye on us while traveling and in way easy on us so we do not have to make phone calls. So, feel free as I say follow the bouncing ball and see where we are. From July 12-16 we will be camping out while attending the KLIM Adventure rally. The SPOT will not be activated at that time but before, July 9th and after see where we go because we have no idea where we are heading after KLIM.
See our other SPOT adventures here: SPOT PAGE
SPOT KLIM ADVENTURE TRIP and then WHO KNOWS LINK!
If at anytime the SPOT is not sending out our GPS coordinates please feel free to comment here. We do not always check to see if the SPOT is working. Thanks.