Motorcycle Tour 2018 Chapter 10 Final

My Tour 2017 is finally complete with my Little Shasta back under me.

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Nine – Almost Home

Back in Canada Just about a thousand kilometres left to complete the loop, but thwarted by snow conditions, I will have to drive the last portion in Spring of 2018. Now, Li'l Shasta is parked at a friends garage in Cumberland B.C., my itch to get back on the bike is...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Eight

Arizona Pheonix Leaving Mexico was not the first choice, but the radar forecast on my route home was weighing heavy on my mind. So once crossing the border, I headed to Pheonix, where I arranged a place to stay at one of the Couchsurfing hosts, Caleb. I kinda feel bad...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Seven – Mexico Pt.2

Mexico Continued Chihuahua La Decima - Hostel like accommodations Watching my dineros, I have now went below $20 USD for accommodations, super close to downtown core, hostel like and semi family house. The hosts (three partners), two of which spoke good English had...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Seven – Mexico Pt.1

Mexico South Texas After New Orleans, there were no real plans on where to go, what to see. I've done the interstates in the lower part of the states before, so I decided to head into Mexico. I aimed for Laredo to cross the border, I found getting off the interstates...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Six – USA Pt. 3

Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana NOLA, this was the destination I was targeting from the start. One of the destinations that I has wondered about when years ago, pre Katrina, a good friend of mine and I drove into the city, fueled up and just had a bad vibe and left,...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Six – USA Pt. 2

Virginia - Tennessee Twist and Turns After cruising through New York city, it was time to make some miles towards New Orleans (NOLA), but there are a couple of stops that has to done before that. So along the route at the rest areas, some other motorcyclists was...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Six – USA Pt. 1

Crossing The Border Massachusetts - New York The drive was quite pretty with the changing of the leaves, too bad there were not good places to stop to take photos, if you want to do a sightseeing thing, stay off the Interstates. Also put a more realistic goal on the...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Five – Quebec

Montreal Family and Friends Feeling the similarities of Jasper, where friends seems timeless and family is always there for you. I just love getting around this wonderful city. Thanks everyone for taking time out to host me around the city and feeding me with totally...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Four – Ontario

Ontario Thunder Bay - Wawa - Kearney - Mississauga - Brantford - Port Dover - Oshawa So much to see, so much distance to one place to another, so many things to do. Well, Ontario, I can return a lot easier than crossing the border, so I will have to stop and dash this...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Four – On The Move

Ontario What can I say, it is now the fourth province in, and the ride is going smooth, the length of travel in northern Ontario is long. At first, I notice the speed signs saying 90km max, whoa, it is going to be slow... luckily, there are always drivers that like to...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Three – On The Move

Manitoba Being on the move sure does not give you too much time to check out local activities and sights if you are only staying for one evening, you tend to just scratch the surface of your new acquaintance and it ends up that you either stay up really late (getting...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Three – Hosts

Hosts Since traveling near the Thanksgiving time, I can really be thankful for my hosts along the way on my #Tour2017. Traveling by car is easy compared to a motorcycle. I get reminded of the movie Wild Hogs, where it is carefree and certain realities pop up. I cannot...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Two – On The Move

Saskatchewan - Manitoba Trying to keep up with this blog is going to be a challenge, meeting new people, sightseeing and doing new things is gobbling up all the time unless I don't want to sleep or ignore new acquaintances. Maybe I should start slotting in half hour...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter Two – Saskatoon

Start of a new chapter, onwards to another province. Great hospitality from my siblings. I got to check out a little of Elk Island, and thanks to the #Canada150 free entry, I got a quick look around. Summer must have been super dry, as the the duck ponds were dry,...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter One – The Visit

Oh, what a busy day, friends and family, it was sure nice to catch up on what everyone is up to and it has been too long. Also had to stop into this shop to pick up up some essentials like rain gear and heated vest. I was inspired from Ride Stop and GO website...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter One – On The Move

If you did not realize already, I have started my tour across Canada, a  shot from my friend Luc Nadeau at the town welcome gate and off I go...on the move. The journey has begun, the prep, the packing and the loading. A perfect day to start my birthday tour. Nothing...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter One – The Prep

Preparing for a month long journey on a motorcycle takes some planning. I've been busy packing away the summer job, which looked like winter just last week. So glad the weather is changing for the better on my departure date (Wednesday 27th, 2017). On the...

Motorcycle Tour 2017 Chapter One

I just connected with Couchsurfing.com and hosted my first guests and it was all positive, I felt like I was traveling and some of my past travels reminded me of all the kind things the locals did for me when I was the traveler. I will probably continue...

It is Autumn and the travel bug is alive

The travel bug has hit home, and i'm heading off on another adventure later this month. Coming your way at the end of September... So, I'll try and update this blog on my 2017 Road Trip with my FJR1300. Am I going to run into snow, bad weather or is it going to be...