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patjmagee

patjmagee has written 8 posts for sherpa pat

London to Port Stanley and Back

I’ve done this run a few times and it is definitely one of my favourites in the London area. The route is a basic loop that takes you from London to Port Stanley through St Thomas and comes back to London through the Oneida First Nations Reserve and Delaware. I have done a few variations … Continue reading

Allegheny

The events described below happened in May 2013. Most of it was written earlier this summer, but for various reasons I never got around to posting it until now. *** Packing is easy when you’re thinking about leaving on a motorcycle—you can’t really bring anything. It’s the night before I leave and all I’m wondering … Continue reading

May Long Weekend

The Victoria Day May long weekend is coming up shortly, so it is about time that I start planning my trip. I’ll be visiting upstate New York and Pennsylvania for the first time. Mel and I will be leaving Saturday morning and returning Monday evening with Sam riding pillion on our two bikes. I plan … Continue reading

Chain Adjustment and Chatham

Last night I spotted a torque wrench sale at Canadian Tire. Both the 3/8″ and 1/2″ drive torque wrenches were 50% off and I debated over whether I should buy both, but I ended up with the 1/2″ wrench since it was all I needed for the chain adjustment I had planned for the following … Continue reading

2013 Plans

The rained out qualification session of the opening Grand Prix of this year is about to restart in an hour’s time. The 2013 F1 season is off to a bit of a slow start due to the rain delay, but I expect a very exciting race due to the potential of a mixed-up starting grid … Continue reading

Stripped Bolt Repair

Yesterday was a good day, and a bad day, for vehicular repairs. Our Toyota Echo needed some extensive exhaust work done. There were cracks in the manifold, leaks at the manifold gasket and also at the rear flange. The rear flange and the gasket were no big deal. The flange was cut and a stainless … Continue reading

Maiden Voyage

Before it becomes a far away and distant memory, I want to post my very first ride report. I say my “very first”, not only because it is the first – and overdue – post on this blog, but because it was my first time riding a motorcycle on the streets! During the week of … Continue reading

New to Riding, an Introduction

Hello world! After thinking about getting my motorcycle license and acquiring a bike for almost 2 years, I finally went through with it. On July 12th, I passed my written test for the M1 beginner’s license and promptly signed up for the motorcycle safety course at Fanshawe College. The course ended up being a pretty … Continue reading

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