Early yesterday morning the Toronto Star reported that a motorcyclist was riding southbound along Warden Ave. just after 4:00 PM when he struck a wire across the road. The wire was believed to be either fishing line or kite string. The man was rushed to St. Michael's hospital with life-threatening injuries.Read More »
2011 marked the 8th annual install of De Biker Boyz Blocko. Featuring “thousands” (well, maybe a thousand) of motorcycles, mostly sportbikes, set to the tune of soca, reggae, and dancehall. The Blocko is an annual gathering that coincides with the weekend before Caribana, a celebration of Caribbean culture and North America’s largest street festival right here in Toronto.Read More »
E-Bikes have seen a huge boom in popularity in urban areas. Economical, practical, and environmentally friendly the E-Bike could very well be the way of the future. Unfortunately, local by-laws and provincial legislation have been creating confusion and limitations. What we're left with in the aftermath of all the politics are dangerous road conditions and a fleet of junky rides. The way of the future has not arrived here yet, and not all E-Bikes are created equal.Read More »
Let's be honest with ourselves and just admit that when it comes to art most of us are clueless. I can admit to that. I walked into Studio Cycle Group and a stack of flyers for a motorcycle photography exhibit called Motorcycle Culture & Celebrity Builders caught my eye. The black and white images on the flyer lived up to the title. Indian Larry and the Americana bike culture were well represented.Read More »
The spontaneous and unplanned rides are sometimes the most fun. It started with a text message from my girlfriend: “What are we going to do today?” Before long we found ourselves near the historic village of Kleinburg, Ontario. Kleinburg is surrounded by beautiful hills and branches of the Humber river.
The town is picturesque and its early 1800s origins have been left unspoiled.
How do you turn 6,000 into 60,000? Ask residents of Port Dover, Ontario, a small community on the north shore of Lake Erie. Every Friday the 13th Port Dover is filled with over 50,000 motorcyclists. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the event which first began in 1981 to tune of a group of a little over 20 friends having fun while the Rolling Stones sang "Start Me Up" over the radio.Read More »
We generally don't like police overenforcing the roads, but in this case OPP looking to crack down on distracted drivers may just be a blessing for motorcyclists and scooterists. In today's adventure, my Harley Davidson and Ms. Chatty Cathy got into an argument.Read More »
Ashley was involved in a motorcycle accident on her CBR-125R back in March, 2011. Someone who was stopped (illegally) in a bicycle lane pulled a U-Turn right in front of her. She hit the brakes and the horn and swerved to try to avoid the car, but the car didn’t yield and blocked her exit and they collided.Read More »
Escaped for a week to ride from Ottawa to Toronto and through Quebec to Montreal.Read More »
While companies like BMW and Honda let you test ride their motorcycles at any time, here in Canada, Harley-Davidson only allows test-riding on specific dates. Having missed the previous week's demo at another dealership, I went to HD TO determined not to miss my chance to ride the humble 883 Sportster, a potential future purchase.Read More »