So this is just a quick post in regards to my new website cruisncanada.com
JustGoShoot has been a great place for me to play with my blogging, but my interests are moving over to my new site. This site will deal with some of the things that this site dealt with including a lot of photography and videography topics. The biggest thing though will be the inclusion of motorcycle gear, reviews, rides and whatever else that is or has anything to do with my motorcycle riding.
So I hope you come join me over there. I look forward to hearing from you all.
So I had the opportunity to join up and participate in the Ottawa Ride for Dad. And what a fantastic day it was. I’m still very new to motorcycle riding but this is and was something that I have wanted to participate in ever since I heard about this event.
(Me at the Ride For Dad starting point – Canadian Aviation Museum)
The Ride for Dad (if you are unaware) is a fund raising event to raise money in support of prostate cancer. It is held in many cities all over the country. This year there was a guess that somewhere between 1500 and 2500 motorcycles would be attending the ride. I must say that as of 6am on June 1st I was unsure as to how many motorcycles would show up as we got hit by a pretty hard rain that came in nice and fast and pretty much soaked me on my way to meet some of my motorcycle club members for a pre ride breakfast.
Luckily for us as we finished breakfast the rain had pretty much stopped and our day of riding was soon to begin.
(Bike parked at the end of the parade – Getting ready for the poker run)
By about 7:30 am we had arrived at the starting point (which was the Ottawa Aviation Museum) and there was a good number of bikes that were there already, but not as much as I had expected. That quickly changed. Within the next 30 minutes the bikes arrived. Individuals, groups, clubs all began to show up and I knew that this was going to be a great day.
(sitting at a gas station (after a needed refuel) just after the first check in point for the Poker Run)
I encourage any and all that have a motorcycle to consider looking in your area to see if there is a Ride for Day, and join in the fun. The parade of motorcycles lasts for about 90 minutes. After that if you feel like it, there is a poker run. For us, that part took about 4-5 hours with all the breaks and stops for gas and lunch. But what a great day, and its all for a fantastic cause.
(Ottawa Carleton Raceway – End of the Line)
(Picture taken with my group of riders)
I was also riding with a GoPro attached to my helmet for the actual parade. Have a watch. Hope to see some of you next year!!
SO i just picked up my new toy (actually about 2 weeks ago). No it’s not a new camera (harder for me to get one of those, as I have no reason to purchase a new one – old ones do their job just fine), Anyways I picked up a new Motorcycle!!
This is my very first motorcycle, and i must say that i am just loving it!! I bought a new 2009 Hyosung Aquila GV250. I must say that for a “starter” bike, I am very pleased.
I did a lot of looking around at both used and new bikes. Was considering buying a used bike that had a much bigger engine, but when i contacted my insurance I realized that this was not the way to go. Since I am a bigger guy I wanted at least a bike that was physically a bit bigger. Out of all the 250cc bikes that I sat on the Hyosung GV250 was definitely the biggest and the one that I felt the most comfortable on.
I hope to have some more posts come up in regards to my new interest. Anyone else out there ride a bike? If so what do you ride?
Here’s a quick video of my daughter and I coming home after I took her for a quick ride around the block.