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Forum: Canada 12-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Ah Um
Excellent advice here. That Toronto Star piece is...

Excellent advice here. That Toronto Star piece is particularly interesting.

Here's the situation as she relates it: She was with two other riders--a close friend, and a guy they had just met at a...
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Ah Um
Stunting charge: Any GTA lawyers in the house?

A friend has been accused (wrongly, she insists) of riding 50 km/hr over the limit. She's a single mom, and can't afford the fines or the loss of her license.

Looking for any recommendations for...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Ah Um
We may see you on the road. My wife and I are...

We may see you on the road. My wife and I are planning a ride from Toronto to Nova Scotia right around that time.

:thumb
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Ah Um
You'd take the Gaspe over the Fundy shore of NB?...

You'd take the Gaspe over the Fundy shore of NB? It sounds appealing, but it would push our mileage a fair bit.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks for the input. I was in PEI for a wedding...

Thanks for the input. I was in PEI for a wedding about 12 years ago. It was pretty, but I'm not sure I need to go back. Maybe if I'm jonesing for a nice beach.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 380,040
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks, friend. Much appreciated. :thumb

Thanks, friend. Much appreciated.

:thumb
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,628
Posted By Ah Um
Wet, cold and gray. But no polar vortex--yet. ...

Wet, cold and gray. But no polar vortex--yet.

:D
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks! I'll be sure to drop by the Old Triangle.

Thanks! I'll be sure to drop by the Old Triangle.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,628
Posted By Ah Um
You read my mind!

You read my mind!
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,628
Posted By Ah Um
Ignore them. You're in Mexico, they're not. Go...

Ignore them. You're in Mexico, they're not. Go have a margarita and post some photos of the local ladies.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Ah Um
Opinions and advice wanted: Canadian Maritimes

Hi all. I'm considering a trip down East next June. I was thinking of two possible routes:

A ride around the perimeter of Nova Scotia, taking in the Cabot Trail, Evangeline Trail and Lighthouse...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 380,040
Posted By Ah Um
Outside of Lucan, Ontario

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/paulbremner/155122_10151933596806712_26058649_n_zpsdc4965f8.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 520,648
Posted By Ah Um
A rental bike, but still...

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/paulbremner/factory_butte_UT_3051_zpsc980ab43.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Ah Um
The British police use that technique in their...

The British police use that technique in their roadcraft training. By narrating what's going on around you, you force yourself to be more aware.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By Ah Um
I met her at a Lee Parks class. Brave lady.

I met her at a Lee Parks class. Brave lady.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,114
Posted By Ah Um
Really interesting stuff

My wife and I had planned on visiting Grasslands on our trip east from Vancouver in 2011. Unfortunately we were travelling in May, and the whole area was flooded out. We'll definitely get there next...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks for posting this, David. Much appreciated.

Thanks for posting this, David. Much appreciated.
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks! Much appreciated.

Thanks! Much appreciated.
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ah Um
Hm. Good point on the suspension. As far as...

Hm. Good point on the suspension.

As far as I can tell, people are operating similar businesses in Kelowna, BC, Halifax, Nova Scotia and (as pointed out here) Jasper, Alberta. So insurance is at...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ah Um
Interesting idea. Not sure how it would affect...

Interesting idea. Not sure how it would affect insurance, though.
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By Ah Um
Tourism business idea: Which bike/car combo?

Hey all.

Full disclosure: I know very little about sidecars. But my wife and I went on a sidecar tour in Barcelona (Ural) and thought it was pretty cool.

I have an idea for a sidecar-based tour...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,513
Posted By Ah Um
I got torn up by bedbugs on a tour a few years...

I got torn up by bedbugs on a tour a few years ago. My bites didn't show up for a couple of days (which is not uncommon, apparently), so I thought I had brought the little fuckers home with me. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 2,501,007
Posted By Ah Um
My uncle and his family used to live there. My...

My uncle and his family used to live there. My cousin was a track and field star, and the local paper dubbed him "the fastest man in Punkeydoodle's Corners."

:lol3

Small world!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,733
Posted By Ah Um
Good points here. Keep in mind that heading east,...

Good points here. Keep in mind that heading east, bad weather can follow you for days.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,733
Posted By Ah Um
North of the border perspective here... I...

North of the border perspective here...

I rode through a terrifying storm in Saskatchewan a few years back. Lightning striking either side of the road, intermittent hail...you name it. If I was to...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ah Um
Fantastic! Thanks so much.

Fantastic! Thanks so much.
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ah Um
MotoGP.com: Avoiding spoilers

I bought the MotoGP video pass this year, and I love it. I especially love being able to watch complete race coverage on demand. There's only one problem: to get to the race video, you have to get...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 45,852
Posted By Ah Um
Reminds me a bit of the Moto Guzzi Griso.

Reminds me a bit of the Moto Guzzi Griso.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 37,599
Posted By Ah Um
An excellent ride report!

It's a trip I would love to take myself someday. Looking forward to reading more.

Happy travels!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,277
Posted By Ah Um
I took the Total Control program (level 1) with...

I took the Total Control program (level 1) with Lee Parks in Toronto. Mr. Justice was one of the instructors. It was a great class. I think it gives you the foundation you need to get the most out of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 65,415
Posted By Ah Um
Hopefully you don't meet a bandito who knows what...

Hopefully you don't meet a bandito who knows what a Klim jacket's worth. :D

Great pics--look forward to seeing more.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 77,464
Posted By Ah Um
Local mascot. T-shirts, mugs and pins available at the town hall

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/paulbremner/321269_10150265326456712_1384739_n_zpsb34fb41f.jpg...
Forum: EMEA 12-01-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Ah Um
Thanks for the input and opinions

Lots to think about. Knowing me, I'll change my mind a few times before I finally pull out the credit card and book something.
Forum: EMEA 12-01-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Ah Um
I've been reading about your services,...

I've been reading about your services, Wheatwhacker. I'll send you a PM with some questions, if you don't mind.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 607,878
Posted By Ah Um
I just bought this book based on your...

I just bought this book based on your recommendation. You're bang on--it's an incredible story. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: EMEA 11-27-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Ah Um
Forum: EMEA 11-27-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Ah Um
Scotland or Ireland?

I'm considering a motorcycle vacation in either Scotland or Ireland around mid-May next year. It would be a self-guided tour with my wife riding pillion, probably around 9 days.

The options: I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 1,005,997
Posted By Ah Um
The old Packard Factory, Detroit

http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy100/paulbremner/Facebook/A%20morning%20in%20Detroit/303112_10151298402681712_436361199_n.jpg
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