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Spring Renewal

by Liz Jansen Spring has been late arriving here in Ontario so a road trip south to warmer temps was a welcome break from the unseasonal cold we’ve been experiencing. Aside from loose planning, there’s no point getting bogged down

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She Rides Ontario!

by Liz Jansen  The material on this page was included in She Rides Ontario, presented at the Toronto Motorcycle Show She Rides Evening. It highlights Ontario’s riding opportunities, resources for route planning, maps, and touring ideas, and events for women riders.

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Motorcycle News You Can Use: Nov. 13-20

by Liz Jansen   Riding season is drawing to a close or significantly curtailed for many of us. That’s a sign to start planning for next season. I thought I’d help by sharing favorite posts that have crossed my desk recently. I’m

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Learning to Fly

by Liz Jansen Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s Learning to Fly (lyrics and video below) picks up with me on my motorcycle, heading down an Alberta back road last year, starting out for ‘God knows where’. I think of my hospital

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10 Reasons to Ride Manitoulin Island

by Liz Jansen Legend has it that when the Creator made Manitoulin Island it was so beautiful, He called it home. First Nations peoples have lived and traveled through here for thousands of years. It’s such a special land, in

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The Power of Community

by Liz Jansen Motorcyclists are never amongst strangers when we’re with other riders. Yet above and beyond this common bond, a strong community forms when adventurers and travelers gather, virtually or in person. This strength and power of community offers camaraderie and

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5 Blogs with Cross Country Travel Tips

by Liz Jansen With the arrival of spring comes thoughts of riding—lots of riding. Many Canadian and American motorcyclists dream of riding right across their country. Even if you live in warmer climates, it’s usually not feasible,  practical, or safe to

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9 Ways to Enjoy Cold Weather Travel

by Liz Jansen In my neck of the woods, late season travel invariably means cold weather travel, and it can be just as enjoyable as riding at any other time.  A new annual tradition started in 2009. Friends, more like

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Allan Karl | Navigating After Sudden Change

  Allan Karl spent nearly three years riding around the world, alone on a motorcycle. Along the way and high in the Bolivian Andes he crashed and crushed his leg. But this didn’t stop him. While he was devastated by

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Gaila Gutierrez & Tad Haas | MotoStays

Gaila Gutierrez and Tad Haas are two ordinary people who had big dreams of living a life out of the ordinary. They currently reside in the Seattle area and hope to begin planning their next big adventure. Burned out on

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