Well it’s been a couple of great weeks down here in Eastern Ontario where we produce Motorcycle Experience for TSN. The weather has been warm and dry and the fall colours have been truly spectacular. The perfect combination for our final couple of tours and shooting for the up coming broadcast season. Seriously, I can’t remember when the leaves have looked so amazing! In my 40 years of riding, this fall has been the absolute best for golden lined Ontario highways. How do I know this? Well 2 weeks ago I was on a four day ride north of Algonquin Park in Ontario shooting the Ultimate Ride series with my buddy Norm Wells of BMW Motorrad. The tour by the way, was carefully mapped out in advance to hit some iconic Canadian landmarks in honour of Canada’s big 1 5 O next year. On this classic fall run, we rode northeast from Toronto, through the Kawartha Highlands, to Pembroke. Then we turned west and rode along in the paddle strokes of Samuel de Champlain, with the Ottawa River on our right, over the top of Algonquin Park all the way to Sudbury. Then we headed south, and rode onto Manitoulin Island by way of Espanola. Once we got onto the island known as “spirit island” it pretty much felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Amazing! During the final leg, we took the ferry across Lake Huron back to Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula. From there we rode back to Toronto via Owen Sound and Shelburne. Overall we logged some 1,400 kilometers and took in some of the most amazing scenery Ontario has to offer! We were so thrilled with this ride that when we got back, I asked our show producer, Cameron McFadyen to put together a little sizzle reel for you. Check out the video above or head straight to our youtube channel.
Also, before I sign off, I just want to quickly let you know that, this past week we shot some terrific “how to” tips on how to store your motorcycle. Former Honda Canada technical advisor, Warren Milner met up with us at the Brooklin Cycle Racing headquarters in Pickering Ontario and we discussed everything you need to know to properly store your motorcycle. Topics such as Gas, Tires, Batteries, and more… are all covered within these segments. Warren has been riding and wrenching for over 4 decades and for 25 of those years, he was THE GUY at Honda Canada when it came to technical advice on all things motorcycles. So, there’s a lot of great advice to be had in this little technical mini series on bike storage. Trust me, if you plan on storing your bike for the winter, you won’t want to miss it. More on that later…
Keep your right hand cranked,