This month – a reader does the Blackfly.
During the early hours of the next morning, passengers were awoken by the announcement of our impending docking at Bella Coola and we duly arose from Camp CMG and shuffled – weary eyed – out to the front deck. And what an awesome sight!
Way back in the early days of CMG, ‘Arris and Mr. Seck ‘eaded out to BC to do some exploring. Here is that tale.
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The Thunder Diaries is a chronicle of Team CMG 2’s attempt for glory at the newly formed Canadian Thunder Series. The year is 2002, the team consists of Costa Mouzouris and JP Schroeder, and they’ve got a Buell Firebolt and BMW R1100S respectively.
The elements that made the standard GS such a charmer have been carried through. It still gobbles up the highway miles with ease, yet can surprisingly give a sport bike a run for its money through the twisties.
So we’ve had the Dakar for a while now, ridden it through some serious off-road stuff , used it as a daily commute and taken it on the annual CMG tour to British Columbia. We’ve racked up 7,000 km and gotten to know the beast quite well.
I double-checked the weather channel and it was confirmed. The sun was wishing us to the south – South Dakota, in fact.
Costa makes his first appearance for CMG!
Tucked and cooking down the back straight of Shannonville’s Nelson circuit, I lift myself into the air stream and opt to brake just a little later than the previous lap.