Nature, Travel

Visiting The Butchart Gardens After 31 Years

On our trip to Vancouver Island this summer my wife Chris and I decided to visit The Butchart Gardens again after 31 years. The last time we were here was on our honeymoon. It was my first time visiting the west coast and Vancouver Island. The Butchart Gardens are located just north of the City of Victoria at Brentwood Bay. I have to admit that as a guy, this was not at the top of my list of things to go see while on the island. Chris often drags me to see things I am not really interested in. I…

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Motorcycles, Travel

New Bike Trailer – Stinger XL 112

After riding my bike out to Vancouver Island last year I wanted to find a better option this year. The solution was to buy the Stinger XL 112 folding trailer. I plan on going out every year and participating in Ryde The Rock and visiting my dad. Having a trailer to tow my bike out seems like a good idea. My only problem is I do not have room to store a conventional trailer. Buying a folding trailer solves that problem. Don’t get me wrong I think riding my bike out there and back last year was a once in…

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Motorcycles, Travel

Highwood Pass Ride

Yesterday I went on a ride through Highwood Pass in Kananaskis Country, which is just west of Calgary, Alberta. Highway 40 takes you through the highest paved pass in Canada and offers spectacular views of the mountains and wildlife. We saw a couple groups of mountain goats crossing the highway along the way. This is a very popular ride with motorcyclists as a round trip from Calgary is just over 300 kms, so it makes for a nice day trip on a bike. This was my first time taking highway 40 over the pass and the weather was perfect. The…

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