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My Last Ride?

Posted 10-27-2012 at 09:35 AM by Ottawa919
Updated 10-27-2012 at 09:49 AM by Ottawa919

I'm getting out of riding for a bit, at least until the kids are much older. My VFR has been for sale for a few months and it has been tempting me every time I walk by it. I've only ridden it to work twice because I didn't want to add mileage.

Yesterday, I had enough. It was going to be unseasonably warm and I decided to head out on a 7 hour trek deep into the Ontario back country.

I planned a route through the best, twisty back roads from Ottawa to Barry's Bay and...
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Last Real Ride of the Year?

Posted 11-04-2011 at 07:02 PM by Ottawa919
Updated 11-04-2011 at 07:06 PM by Ottawa919

I had some business this week at a town called Perth which is about an hour from home. I suspected that I might be able to finish the business mid-afternoon and then have time to hit this nice roads out that way.

It was around freezing in the morning on the way there. The first half hour I was fine, but then my right fingertips got cold and I got a bit of a chill.

By 3PM when I hit the road again it was about 10 degrees Celsius, just fine when well layered up like I...
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Fall Walk with the Kids

Posted 10-10-2011 at 09:54 AM by Ottawa919
Updated 10-10-2011 at 10:00 AM by Ottawa919

There's a nice forest three blocks from our home. Every time I go there I realize that I don't take advantage of the peace and tranquility that it offers.

It really is a nice spot with lots of trees, a few small creek valleys and man made storm water reservoirs which attract a lot of ducks and geese.

I went for a walk with the kids there today. We are having record-breaking hot weather this weekend, so it was a great day for a walk.

The highlight for the kids...
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Early Morning Ride

Posted 10-09-2011 at 02:56 PM by Ottawa919
Updated 10-09-2011 at 03:01 PM by Ottawa919

It's Thanksgiving weekend up here in Canada. We get Monday off to celebrate. It's always a pretty busy weekend, so when my wife suggested that I go for a ride this morning I did!

I needed to be home by 10AM, so I got a real early start at sunrise. We are having summer weather this weekend which is a real nice treat. In fact the temperature today hit 27 (80) which breaks a 65 year record.

It was an amazing morning for a ride. There were almost no cars on the road, the...
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Fall Epic - 2011 (Part 2)

Posted 10-07-2011 at 01:44 PM by Ottawa919
Updated 10-08-2011 at 08:02 AM by Ottawa919

The Adventure Continues
Even though I was on these roads the month prior, I had forgotten how fun they are. Perhaps it was because I was riding a little more "spirited" this time then I was when I was alone. The twists all the way up 28 and Shutt Rd to Palmer Rd were great, as were those on Palmer Rd and Quadville Rd.

A road just off of Shutt Rd...


I had been on Quadville...
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