This was their parts plane that was used to replace the engine on a different plane a couple of weeks ago.

My old bike.

One in a 40 million chance. I’m cruising around, minding my own business, heading over to the Port Alberni Wal-Mart to check out their summer fashions and……what do I see????

This my old bike, the very 1st bike I’ve ever owned, the bike I learned on, THE BIKE. This is the beast, the purple rocket, a 1985 Suzuki GSXR 750. The original, 1st year it was ever produced, imported, never available in Canada, collectors item. Looks exactly like the day I sold her to my buddy Evan many years ago. The same scratches, paint drips, exhaust, the chopped off fairing and the tiny custom windscreen that I remember making and spray painting black. The only thing I was able to notice was a new set of grips. The new owner, a super cool young dude and I had a little chat about the bike’s history, never thought I would ever see her again.


Took the doors off for the 1st time, fairly easy, a bunch of connectors, fasteners and stupid screws. Going up to Tofino tomorrow, up the crazy highway in 35 degree heat. I really can’t complain!!!

Bought a TomTom 130 today.

After buying the cheap Garmin which was a pain in the ass to use and didn’t even have the street I live on in it’s database I decided to go even cheaper and picked up the TomTom 130 at Future Shop for $160. I can’t believe how cheap this thing is, I already have 2 other GPS devices and really don’t need this one, but. It’s cute, small, cheap, the windshield mount is the coolest I’ve seen, it’s got really good PC GPS software and I’m gonna give my sister my old TomTom.