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Old 02-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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One guy, one Yamaha and endless fun.

Riding.

It’s an exhilarating feeling that never dies. It is the sum of pure freedom, endless adrenaline and unique experiences. Everyone needs their escapism and definitely I have mine. In an attempt to escape a mundane routine it has led me to a passion that inhabits me to my very being. My mind craves more, it tempts me to go out to new places. It makes me think of only the present. My past becomes oblivious and my future is instantaneous. It is no more a question of where I have to be or what I should of done. It's all about living in the present moment.

With spring around the corner I have decided to start myself a thread where I will update my adventures this year. With ideas of where to go I will do my best to post through my daily adventures and my possible week long journeys this season.

I hope some of you will hop on with me and live through new moments, new experiences and like most motorcycling stories, new friendships.

Below I present to you my motorcycle with which I will try to entertain you.


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Old 02-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Looking forward to your reports... this sort of blog report belongs in the Day Trippin' forum where it's been moved. Welcome to ADV
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #3
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Top of the day Charles.
I'm looking forward to your posts on this continuing journey ahead. Not able to ride for awhile so this helps to be able to see what the rest of the inmates are up to. Get some pics and post your thoughts on here so we know what's going on. Bad ass looking bike too. I like it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:46 AM   #5
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Nice Yammy Charles!
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the warm welcome

As the season is coming closer I decided that I was due for a helmet and one of quality. I opted for the SR-1 from Schuberth in glossy white. Here's what it looks like:



In itself buying this helmet was an adventure of its own. Was I making the right decision after 3 weeks of looking around? After reading reviews and watching videos I had made up my mind.

I wanted something comfortable for long rides with great airflow. Although the SR-1 was over budget, in the end I just decided on going for it. I called most helmet dealers around Canada and none had these in stock or even knew when they would get some.

I ended up buying it from Revzilla which by the way has AMAZING service and very knowledgeable staff on the products they sell.

After the headache of figuring out if my contact in the US had received it with a proof of delivery only indicating "Left at front door" to going down to get it I was amazed by how this helmet feels like it's worth every penny it cost.

It's amazingly light, it's wonderfully vented and it even has channels for my glasses which makes for a perfect fit.

I wish it would of been possible to get this on the bike but the 2 feet of snow was a bummer and I opted for the car. No big surprise there
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #7
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There's no such thing as overpaying for a comfortable, well fitting helmet if you're a daily or near daily rider, or traveling.

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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So plans changed and things did not go as I was hoping for them to. My plans of leaving one week on my motorcycle were replaced by a week long roadtrip down the east coast of the US.

I've been craving to go further but things did not fall into place this summer and the bike is almost due for storage. Snow and sport tires do not mix all to well.

Another problem I faced when riding along is that I would never take out the camera. I stopped at many places but I only think about it once i'm a few kilometers out. I end up just passing on writing about the rides or weekends because I have no images behind it.

At least I have a 9 day long trip through the east coast of Canada to look forward to next summer. Things are actually falling into place for this ride. I have a buddy that wants to come along, a bike i'm comfortable to ride far from home and a desire to discover new things.

If anyone has any places to recommend in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and/or Prince Edward Island I am all ears to take any suggestions.

Here's a picture from riding on a road some hour out from my home which is filled with sugar shacks. The one behind me is clearly out of use but there is a good dozen along the way. It's a nice quiet road.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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Another problem I faced when riding along is that I would never take out the camera. I stopped at many places but I only think about it once i'm a few kilometers out. I end up just passing on writing about the rides or weekends because I have no images behind it.
Sounds nearly 100% in the present. Too involved in the moment to record for a future report of the past. Guess you'll have to get a bike or helmet mount.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #10
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Charles I live in PEI and I am from Nova Scotia. There is not a road in this part of the world that I have not ridden multiple times. When you decide to come in this direction let me know and I can give you the keys to some of the best rides you will get on the East Coast.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #11
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Charles I live in PEI and I am from Nova Scotia. There is not a road in this part of the world that I have not ridden multiple times. When you decide to come in this direction let me know and I can give you the keys to some of the best rides you will get on the East Coast.
I will take you up on that offer as the only decent road I know about in the region is the Cabot Trail. Which other would you recommend?
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