Monthly Archives: August 2010

Roundabout and traffic circle rules in BC (and just about everywhere else)

Today we had a traffic class for new riders and of course one of the areas covered was the rules for travelling through traffic cirles (the smaller neighbourhood ones) and roundabouts (the larger, usually two-lane ones). That reminded me to … Continue reading

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Philosophy Park

Arlene and I have been on some pretty interesting rides, but I think our little trip to Kenny Glasgow’s “Philosophy Park” in Lytton, BC was extra special.  Kenny is solidly in the “Top Ten Most Interesting Guys You’ll Ever Meet” … Continue reading

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Life is a Highway

 When we taught the classroom portion of our motorcycle skills training course we tried to make it interesting and fun. A lot of the material seemed pretty scary for a new rider, so we tried to balance that off with a video … Continue reading

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Homeward bound

Well, where was I? Hmmmm. Looks like Vulcan didn’t happen – again. All roads running east off of #2 toward Vulcan are gravel and it was too far to turn back. Vulcan isn’t going anywhere so next time for sure. We dropped … Continue reading

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Easy ridin’ today

The day dawned in Swift Current with hardly a puff of wind and the sun apparently ready to shine all day. We were fuelled and ready, so rolled out right away. The road was great, the wind light in our faces. … Continue reading

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How flat is that?

As we left Regina heading west this morning I couldn’t help but think about how flat the land is there. Winnipeg is also surrounded by extremely flat land. As I’ve commented before, I find the prairies (or The Great Plains … Continue reading

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Wind? What wind? I don’t see no wind.

Ya. What wind? It seems the thunder storms have gone into hiding but were clearly blasted away by the usual prairie winds. Arlene woke up with a pretty sore back this morning. Besides the tension and hard work created by … Continue reading

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Thunder Road

This photo was taken about 20 km east of Winnipeg at the longitudinal centre of Canada. If you’re looking for a photo-op with some bragging rights, this is one place: half way between Cape Spear, NL and the Yukon/Alaska border (we’ve been to both … Continue reading

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