Motorcycling

I returned to motorcycling in September 2000 after a 30 year layoff! When I was a teenager, I started riding in Observed Trials and have always preferred off-road riding. The bike I bought in 2000, was a Suzuki DR350SE and I found it on the Ontario Dual Sports Club website.  I soon joined the ODSC and they turned out to to be a great group to ride with.

After our first winter with the DR350, we decided we needed a bigger bike for 2-up riding, so I added an Ď01 Kawasaki KLR650 in November 2001.  I rediscovered Ontario on my KLR - trips to the Bancroft area became my favourite ride. This has to be the best Dual Sport riding area in Ontario.

By late Ď04, the KLR was showing itís age - 55,000 Kmís will do that - and it was time to trade before heading south for the winter. A new Ď04 Suzuki 650 V-Strom took itís place and this should prove to be a great touring bike for 2-up riding.

Follow the links on the left to see a selection of pictures from our rides, and more about the bikes.

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