as posted in 'interior riders' section and islandriders.ca...
my buddy chris and i had an awesome ride to loops and back. highway nirvana. had a delay in langley, getting new diablos put on the gixxer 1000. decied to since my battleax's were down to wearbars and it looked like it might rain. in fact, the weather stayed perfect the whole trip. we took agassiz to hope, then hwy 1. coming back on sunday we took old hwy to merrit then merrit to spences bridge then to agassiz again then through mission. it was a 'spirited' ride to say the least. we had to stop lots to stretch though. zero cops till i got 1 block from my mom's house haha! a dodgy cat saved me from flying by him though. on the way back different story. YALE is always a speed trap it seems. we made it through there and saw several on hwy 7 between agassiz and mission. the diablo supersports are nice btw.
on a sad and tragic note,
a lifelong friend and guy i sorta grew up with, was killed on his bike in vancouver friday night. i was informed when i arrived at my mom's on saturday night in loops. his family is very close to ours. i did not even know he had taken up riding. he brought his new bike up to loops this summer i am told. i am still waiting for details. I am deeply saddened by this. i wish i had had a chance to ride with him and experience his joy in the sport.