We’re not usually in the business of promoting other motorcycle websites, but I found two very interesting pieces this morning that I think deserve some promotion.
The first is a fun article in Hell For Leather about their ride up through Labrador this past summer.
I’d been in touch with HFL’s Wes and Grant before the ride with the idea of maybe meeting up with them for a night on their way through the Maritimes, but like many things we failed to make it all connect.
Then, on my return journey from Honda’s Cape Breton event in September, I just happened to be pulling into a pub parking lot in the town of New Glasgow with CMG news editor Steve Thornton, when two other motorcyclists pulled in at the same time on BMW GSs.
Interesting, I thought, and (like you do) I wondered over to say hi and see where they were heading (both bikes were heavily loaded for a big adventure trip). Then one of the guys removed his lid and asked "are you Rob Harris?".
Now as famous as I’d like to think I am, this doesn’t happen, but I was even more gobsmacked to find out that they were Wes and Grant from HFL magazine, on their way to Labrador!
What are the odds? Anyway, a beer or two and some Laphroaig back at the hotel later and we’d done all the catching up and general gloomy discussions of the state of the industry and that was that for that.
I wished them good luck, reminded them that a person can die up there if they’re not too careful and that was that. The results of their endeavours was a spectacular crash (fortunately no deaths) and a great article. Read it here.
The second is an editorial by Neil Johnston at One Wheel Drive magazine. It’s a well researched and well presented piece on the new anti-stunting law that has just come into effect in British Columbia.
I’ve done this kind of article before and it takes a whole load of time and research to get it right which is what Neil has done.
It’s a depressing read, but an important one, especially if you live or plan to ride in B.C. Read it here.