This morning I boarded an Air North flight out of Ottawa and got set for the four and half hour flight to Yellowknife. After a quick pit stop there, we will be continuing on to Whitehorse. I’m heading up to the Yukon with camera op and series editor, Cameron McFadyen at the invitation of the organizer for the local Telus – Ride For Dad, Mike Thorpe. Tomorrow we’ll kick off this year’s fundraiser with a pancake breakfast before mounting up for a parade run down Main Street and enjoying in a two hour ride for the cause. I’m totally stoked to kick start this fund raising event and really honoured to have been invited. The Ride For Dad is such a great organization, as it raises much needed funding and awareness for prostrate cancer research. I’m really looking forward to this weekend.

Anyway, picking up the inflight magazine prior to take off, I was pleased to discover that recently, Fortune Magazine had named Air North the “most loved airline” in Canada. I’m not surprised. This is my second journey with Air North and I’ve gotta say, they really have a Yukoner attitude when it comes to air travel! What do I mean by that? Friendly, open, down to earth and just plain nice. That’s how I would best describe my idea of a typical Yukoner. I first discovered this 15 years ago on my first trip up to Whitehorse. Back then, while riding a Kawasaki KLR650 up to Dawson City and beyond, I fell in love with the smooth, police friendly roads, wide open rugged scenery and most importantly, the people. Next to Newfoundlanders, Yukoners may be the friendliest of Canadians! When I left Whitehorse back then in 2001, I vowed I’d return to the Yukon someday, and thanks to Motorcycle Experience, here I am once again heading north. I can’t wait to bring you a full report of my trip on the show in a couple of weeks.

Speaking of the show…

On this week’s edition of Motorcycle Experience, on our third day of riding in the desert that surrounds Las Vegas, Nevada, Mount Charleston delivers some high riding adventure for Norm and I. Then, during this week’s “Red Adventure”, expert adventure rider Lawrence Hacking is back and he’s taking a stand when he tells everyone to get off their duffs. While former pro road racer and sportbike tire guru, Sandy Noce of Pro Six Cycle will stop by to suggest you try out a track.

This morning I boarded an Air North flight out of Ottawa and got set for the four and half hour flight to Yellowknife. After a quick pit stop there, we will be continuing on to Whitehorse. I’m heading up to the Yukon with camera op and series editor, Cameron McFadyen at the invitation of the organizer for the local Telus – Ride For Dad, Mike Thorpe. Tomorrow we’ll kick off this year’s fundraiser with a pancake breakfast before mounting up for a parade run down Main Street and enjoying in a two hour ride for the cause. I’m totally stoked to kick start this fund raising event and really honoured to have been invited. The Ride For Dad is such a great organization, as it raises much needed funding and awareness for prostrate cancer research. I’m really looking forward to this weekend.

Anyway, picking up the inflight magazine prior to take off, I was pleased to discover that recently, Fortune Magazine had named Air North the “most loved airline” in Canada. I’m not surprised. This is my second journey with Air North and I’ve gotta say, they really have a Yukoner attitude when it comes to air travel! What do I mean by that? Friendly, open, down to earth and just plain nice. That’s how I would best describe my idea of a typical Yukoner. I first discovered this 15 years ago on my first trip up to Whitehorse. Back then, while riding a Kawasaki KLR650 up to Dawson City and beyond, I fell in love with the smooth, police friendly roads, wide open rugged scenery and most importantly, the people. Next to Newfoundlanders, Yukoners, may be the friendliest of Canadians! When I left Whitehorse back then in 2001, I vowed I’d return to the Yukon someday. And thanks to Motorcycle Experience, here I am once again heading north. I can’t wait to bring you a full report of my trip on the show in a couple of weeks. Speaking of the show…

On this week’s edition of Motorcycle Experience, on our third day of riding in the desert that surrounds Las Vegas, Nevada, Mount Charleston delivers some high riding adventure for Norm and I. Then, during this week’s “Red Adventure”, expert adventure rider Lawrence Hacking is back and he’s taking a stand when he tells everyone to get off their duffs. While former pro road racer and sportbike tire guru, Sandy Noce of Pro Six Cycle will stop by to suggest you try out a track day. Plus motorcycle journalist Colin Fraser will roll up with some advice on shopping for a used bike, while looking back at the 2008 Kawasaki Versys. Plus we will kick off our show by sampling a brand new small displacement sportbike that not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk with its very own spec class national roadracing series.

Keep your right hand cranked,

David

day. Plus motorcycle journalist Colin Fraser will roll up with some advice on shopping for a used bike, while looking back at the 2008 Kawasaki Versys. Plus we will kick off our show by sampling a brand new small displacement sportbike that not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk with its very own spec class national roadracing series.

Keep your right hand cranked,

David

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