We’ve all seen the effects of the COVID-19 virus, and we’ve all been affected by it in some way. Now, unfortunately, it’s hit Canada Moto Guide and we’ll be slowing down our production for a while. We’re all still healthy — at least, we think we are — but we just don’t have the revenue right now to publish the content we’ve all been enjoying for the last couple of decades.
The good news is that Managing Editor Dustin Woods will be looking after things for the foreseeable future. He’ll be updating CMG with news and reviews and all the essentials you need to know to maintain your motorcycle passion.
The not-so-good news is that Editor Mark Richardson and News Editor Zac Kurylyk are now on hiatus, staying home and safe, concentrating on their homes and families as they should. Mark has his 2008 Harley-Davidson Low Rider to ride —slowly and stubbonly, unless there’s a lockdown — and maybe this will be the year that he finally gets his 1986 Suzuki DR600 back on the road.
Zac has six bikes to care for, in various stages of repair and disrepair: the 2008 Yamaha WR250R that he rode through Labrador, his modified 2003 Suzuki DR650, his trusty 1996 Suzuki RF900R, his 1990 Suzuki DR350 (“the roach”, because it will be the last bike standing), a 1984 Honda VT750 Shadow project bike and, if he gets really bored, the 1978 Suzuki GS750 with an ’81 1100 motor that was a “gift” years ago from Editor ‘Arris.
Our freelance contributors are also all on hiatus, including Costa, Jeff, Willy, Bert and all the occasional members of our editorial team you’ve come to trust and enjoy.
This is a heavy weight we’re placing on Dustin’s shoulders, but we have little choice while this horrible coronavirus runs havok through our industry and our country. In the meantime, stay well and healthy and keep checking back here, and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ll look forward to the rest of us seeing you on the other side!