Tag Archives: Honda Varadero

Best Birthday Gift Ever

Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly! Well, apparently my guardian angel can fly 120 km/hr because that is how fast I was going when I hit a pothole in Colombia that should have sent the bike crashing … Continue reading

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Border to Border – entering Mexico

With my 1,500 mile form signed it was no just a matter of crossing into Mexico and completing the Border to Border. I followed the signs, paid my told and entered Mexico, 3 minutes from the hotel, easy. Now I … Continue reading

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BunBurner 1500

After a hot shower and sleeping for only about 5 hours I was back on the road again to complete the second challenge – 1,500 miles in 36 hours. I was tired, but ready for the ride. It was still … Continue reading

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Iron Butt – SaddleSore 1000

I have been planning an Iron butt ride since I got back from my big adventure four years ago. For a variety of reasons it wasn’t working out, finally I made the decision that no matter what I was going … Continue reading

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Planning for the Iron Butt

I’m not much of a planner. My profession demands that I plan my days, months, quarters and of course year-end, but outside of work I resist it as much as possible. My research into the Iron Butt tells me it … Continue reading

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New Gear

It has been time for new riding gear for a while now. My pants no longer fit me as I’ve managed to keep weight off. My Tourmaster jacket is looking worn, very worn, but it should since it is five … Continue reading

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Ride with my Wife and Lego Man

With over 114,000km on my bike I am surprised at how little of that time has been 2 up riding. Probably not the thing to be thinking about as I embark on a weekend road trip with my wife and … Continue reading

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Roadside Waiting

A bit late posting this one – not sure where the time goes sometimes. This ride was about a month ago. There is nothing quite like being stuck on the side of the road for over 5 hours, in the … Continue reading

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Dealing with PMS

PMS = Parked Motorcycle Syndrome I regret putting my motorcycle away for the winter. My logic was sound at the time, snow storm had just hit and the bike needs new wheel bearings, repairs are best done in the winter … Continue reading

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The honeymoon is over – NOT

I got married this October and besides the normal “congratulations” the next most common thing I heard was “are you selling your bike now?” Before I could say anything my wife responded “NO he is NOT”.  I married the right … Continue reading

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