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  • What?  A week of motorcycle riding in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.  When?  June 5th  to June 13th 2015. How?  In a rare display of common sense, we have decided to trailer the bikes there and back this year. No 1800mk in two days blitzed on Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy. Instead we will cannonball […]

    Dragon 2015 – The Plan

    What?  A week of motorcycle riding in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.  When?  June 5th  to June 13th 2015. How?  In a rare display of common sense, we have decided to trailer the bikes there and back this year. No 1800mk in two days blitzed on Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy. Instead we will cannonball […]

  • Clothing Shirts x 3 (Sat, Sun, Mon… repeat. We’ll do a wash mid week, and we usually buy shirts (with dragons and skulls!) down there Pants x 1 (2 pair if you don’t have dedicated riding pants – caked on dirt and bugs just makes them safer) Shorts x 1 (them’s […]

    Dragon 2015 – What to Pack

    Clothing Shirts x 3 (Sat, Sun, Mon… repeat. We’ll do a wash mid week, and we usually buy shirts (with dragons and skulls!) down there Pants x 1 (2 pair if you don’t have dedicated riding pants – caked on dirt and bugs just makes them safer) Shorts x 1 (them’s […]

  • 0 crashes, 2 Bears, 4 Tickets, 8 Days, 9 States and 5300+ Kilometres Day 1 – 1275km, redneck refueling and an ass tire CP, CC, SB and I meet up at Tim Hortons. Their coffee still sucks. Stands up at 7:00AM. A quick 200km over to the Thousand Islands border crossing […]

    Dragon 2013 – What Happened

    0 crashes, 2 Bears, 4 Tickets, 8 Days, 9 States and 5300+ Kilometres Day 1 – 1275km, redneck refueling and an ass tire CP, CC, SB and I meet up at Tim Hortons. Their coffee still sucks. Stands up at 7:00AM. A quick 200km over to the Thousand Islands border crossing […]

  • Hello, I am following up on this file. The subjects of the file are the huge pot hole in front of my house, and the large pile of gravel from it on my lawn. Neither has been resolved yet 1) The pot hole. I’m pretty apathetic about it now. The […]

    Dear city – Part II

    Hello, I am following up on this file. The subjects of the file are the huge pot hole in front of my house, and the large pile of gravel from it on my lawn. Neither has been resolved yet 1) The pot hole. I’m pretty apathetic about it now. The […]

  • Clothing Shirts x3 (Sat, Sun, Mon, repeat- It’s a bike trip, not a date) Pants (2 pair if you don’t have dedicated riding pants) Sneakers (For relaxing, not riding) Socks x5 Sunglasses (I bring two: 1 pair tinted, 1 pair HD yellow) Sweater x1 (Early AM and late PM) Underwear […]

    Dragon 2013 – What to Pack

    Clothing Shirts x3 (Sat, Sun, Mon, repeat- It’s a bike trip, not a date) Pants (2 pair if you don’t have dedicated riding pants) Sneakers (For relaxing, not riding) Socks x5 Sunglasses (I bring two: 1 pair tinted, 1 pair HD yellow) Sweater x1 (Early AM and late PM) Underwear […]

  • Make no mistake… 1800km in two days is gonna hurt. That first day is 1250km in 14 hours. Unless you have a Barcalounger bike seat, your @$$ will feel like your wife/gf/cellmate has been reading too much 50 Shades of Grey and you aren’t playing the man. Even if you […]

    Dragon 2013 – Surviving the Ride

    Make no mistake… 1800km in two days is gonna hurt. That first day is 1250km in 14 hours. Unless you have a Barcalounger bike seat, your @$$ will feel like your wife/gf/cellmate has been reading too much 50 Shades of Grey and you aren’t playing the man. Even if you […]

  • What? 8 Days of motorcycle riding to North Carolina, Tennessee, maybe Georgia, and who knows? When? June 1st to June 8th 2013. How? We ride approximately 1800km (measured from Montreal to Robbinsville, NC) each way. We do each way in 2 days; 1250km the first day and 550km the next. […]

    Dragon 2013 – The Plan

    What? 8 Days of motorcycle riding to North Carolina, Tennessee, maybe Georgia, and who knows? When? June 1st to June 8th 2013. How? We ride approximately 1800km (measured from Montreal to Robbinsville, NC) each way. We do each way in 2 days; 1250km the first day and 550km the next. […]

  • The reason for the crash is not pertinent to the story… so let’s just start at the point when I said “Ah crap”. Riding the winding mountain North Carolina Highway 143, I found myself going straight when the road was going right, heading for a cluster of trees to the […]

    I Crashed my Motorcycle

    The reason for the crash is not pertinent to the story… so let’s just start at the point when I said “Ah crap”. Riding the winding mountain North Carolina Highway 143, I found myself going straight when the road was going right, heading for a cluster of trees to the […]

  • I cobbled this together to tackle the convoluted “Gauntlet” run in Georgia. Turn by turn instructions, plus Navigon GPS on the iPhone, plus the backup charger to keep the phone from leaving us in a corn field. We left known civilization and ended up in a corn field. This is […]

    Redneck Deluxe GPS

    I cobbled this together to tackle the convoluted “Gauntlet” run in Georgia. Turn by turn instructions, plus Navigon GPS on the iPhone, plus the backup charger to keep the phone from leaving us in a corn field. We left known civilization and ended up in a corn field. This is […]

  • They don’t know They are lying There is no conspiracy The world is not ending No one really knows what they are doing 63% of statistics are made up Have a backup plan Don’t play fair, no one else is Don’t show all your cards, even if you won Pay […]

    Things I Have Learned

    They don’t know They are lying There is no conspiracy The world is not ending No one really knows what they are doing 63% of statistics are made up Have a backup plan Don’t play fair, no one else is Don’t show all your cards, even if you won Pay […]

  • It’s gonna take a while. I lost some of the original site when I changed hosting plans.

    I’m working on it

    It’s gonna take a while. I lost some of the original site when I changed hosting plans.

  • I decided I wanted a naked/streetfighter for my first bike. Though I love cruisers, I could not find anything in my range that had the performance and style I wanted. A naked, on the other hand, offers near-sport performance and a nice industrial look. As usual I made things difficult […]

    Buying a Motorcycle

    I decided I wanted a naked/streetfighter for my first bike. Though I love cruisers, I could not find anything in my range that had the performance and style I wanted. A naked, on the other hand, offers near-sport performance and a nice industrial look. As usual I made things difficult […]

  • Headed for the elevator of the W hotel in Manhattan the couple ahead of me, Bubba and Barbie, ask the doorman whether it is OK to drink the water in New York. The doorman helpfully answers “yes, though some New Yorkers boil their water with a little vinegar”. The elevator […]

    Dumbest Person in Manhattan

    Headed for the elevator of the W hotel in Manhattan the couple ahead of me, Bubba and Barbie, ask the doorman whether it is OK to drink the water in New York. The doorman helpfully answers “yes, though some New Yorkers boil their water with a little vinegar”. The elevator […]

  • Friday April 28th, 2006 – I receive my Sympatico package, set up for Dry Loop (High Speed internet with a fake phone number for those that do not have a phone line with Bell). It is addressed to Mr. Parker, so I have to fight with the post office to […]

    Fun with Sympatico

    Friday April 28th, 2006 – I receive my Sympatico package, set up for Dry Loop (High Speed internet with a fake phone number for those that do not have a phone line with Bell). It is addressed to Mr. Parker, so I have to fight with the post office to […]

  • I’m still experimenting, but this is what I have so far: Wash – Get the dirt and old wax off the car. Rinse with pressure to remove as much loose dirt as possible Wash one section at a time with a solution of Dawn dish detergent and room temperature water. […]

    How to Wash a Car

    I’m still experimenting, but this is what I have so far: Wash – Get the dirt and old wax off the car. Rinse with pressure to remove as much loose dirt as possible Wash one section at a time with a solution of Dawn dish detergent and room temperature water. […]