Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Touch of Art: Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Studies

This week at Champlain College Lennoxville saw its first ever motorcycle art exhibit. The event featured various artistic pieces that my students had to create as part of a special project for my course titled Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Studies. The exhibit was held between Monday, April 18 to Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Yamaha, A Moto Guzzi and Some Ice Cream... Priceless!

Belle ptite ride en compagnie d'un vieux chum que j'avais pas revu depuis presque 2 ans. la température etait parfaite !! Bein hâte à ma prochaine ride! - Rolly Rider

Friday, April 15, 2016

Welcome Home Bella - My 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer!

Today was the day that Bella finally came home! In celebration, I spoiled her and added several goodies that I have been collecting over the last six months. I spent the better part of the morning getting to know her and have to confess, I couldn't be happier! Thanks to my lovely wife for taking so many pictures and a short video of a tiny ride around. There aren't enough videos out there of the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer imho so keep an eye out for several ride reports over the course of the summer!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A "Cut" Above The Rest: Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) Class Visit!

On Thursday, February 11, 2016 CC Rider (President), Rev (Security Officer), Rogue (Treasurer/Court Liaison), Bobber, Patou, and Taz paid a special visit to Champlain College Lennoxville. Specifically, they came to give a talk about their organization, Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) to my class - Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Studies. Though Bikers Against Child Abuse ® - Montreal is nearing the end of its temporary charter status, it is only one of seventeen chapters in Canada alone. B.A.C.A. can be found in nine countries including the United States, New Zealand, Austria and Switzerland to name but a few.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Riding Season is Almost Here!

Picture © Mr Steve Bond
PMS = Parked Motorcycle Syndrome 

Mr Bond has written a very worth while article on his first seasonal ride, and I suggest you take a few minutes and read it yourself by clicking here.

That’s right, if you live and ride in Quebec, you have likely  been counting down the days until you can feel the freedom and excitement of the ride. From December 15th to March 15th Quebec has a Winter Tire law therefore making it illegal to ride your motorcycle as Winter Tires for motorcycles don’t exist or so I thought.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Potential Accessories For Bella - My Moto Guzzi V7 Racer!

Pic © Penderic
The only thing better than buying a new bike is buying accessories for said bike! A task easier said than done when it comes to Bella given that she is absolutely stunning as is. Take too much off and well, she isn't a V7 Racer anymore. Add too much and I may as well throw some Christmas lights on her. Finding the right balance is going to be a challenge to say the least. That being said, here are some of the goodies that I have set my eyes on.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

71 Days, 7 hours, 40 Minutes & 25 Seconds To Go Until Bella Comes Home!

"If you want a modern retro motorcycle that's authentic, easy to ride, looks fantastic and makes you feel even better, [look no further than the awesome Moto Guzzi V7 Racer!]." - Auto Trader

Friday, February 12, 2016

Who's There? David "Englishman" Gregory With His Hondamatic Chop CB750A!

This is a Honda 750A that I built for my wife to ride because she didn't like the idea of the hand clutch. The transmission is a two speed. High and low, there is no clutch because there's a torque converter aboard. You have the option of just putting it into high gear and taking off perfectly fine. You can use the low if you want a little more acceleration off the line. There is a hand shift for this on the left side. This bike has plenty of power and I would judge that it's capable of triple-digit speed should you so wish. After the wife was involved in an auto accident a couple of years ago, she's too skittish to ride this bike on the road. I rode it to work about ten times since then. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sabya Sachi Ghosh: Artist, Biker, Consummate Gentleman By Sankar Karmakar

Sabya Sachi Ghosh is a self-taught artist. He is neither orthodox nor unconventional. No one guides him thus he guides himself and there lies his advantage. He is extremely carefree and spontaneous with his various styles and expression, building his own realm of creation, where he reigns supreme.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

B.A.C.A. Benefit Concert - Montreal, Qc

No Child Deserves to live in FEAR
On Saturday January 23, 2016 four rocking bands set the stage on fire playing everything from the blues, classic, pop and alternative Rock N Roll in support of Bikers Against Child Abuse.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Amphibious Water Scooter By The British Pathé

"Amphibious Water Scooter. Fabulous 1960s invention - a scooter for the road and water demonstrated on the Thames in London." - British Pathé 

copyright © British Pathé 1960

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lambretta Scooter Folding Caravan 1959 By The British Pathé

Just when you thought you couldn't buy an affordable, reliable touring two-wheeler! Lambretta scooter pulls a folding caravan in style. But wait; there is more to this story than meets the eye! Ken Strugnell, a scooter engineer filmed in this short commercial may still be looking for his co-star today!