Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Trois Rivieres Quebec, Canda
Another Canadian on the road
Hello everyone, I'd like to tell you how I got here. In the summer of1982 I was a sixteen year old painting my dads house, listening to John Cougars (at the time) Jack and Dianne and dreaming of freedom. Freedom for me was to be an 82 Honda Rebel with wire wheels and an electric starter! My parents pushed me into a car instead. Fast forward to 1986 when I was in the Navy (yes Canada has one!) and a roommate offered me his 650 Honda for the price of a battery. I was more interested in girls. We now fast forward at 128 speed and bypass a marriage, two beautiful and great kids, a divorce and many years of existence alone in my head, I did not go crazy but was pretty alone. Now, on to the fun part.
Last month, I had one of my friends over and I had not seen him in quite some time. Over supper he tells me about a bike that his ex girlfriend wants unless I know someone else who wanted it, I said sure, I'll take it and left it at that. The next Monday, I call him up and ask him if he really was going to give me a bike and he said yes, we'll go pick it up on Saturday...WTF and by the way, its a 2004 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic with about 25 000KM (15000miles). Holy carp, I jumped on the internet to find out what I been given. Having never had a bike permit before, I signed up for a course. The next Saturday we picked it up and I was freaking out, finally, after 35 years was my dream about to come true. Turns out, yes. Here in Quebec, Canada, due to higher than average bike deaths (so the government says), bike courses are required and consist of a mandatory written theoretical test of 32 questions, 16 hours of closed course training, 10 hours of on the road training and another test with a DOT person on the road. Having passed all this, one must the drive with another licensed rider for 11 months (6 months of my year in snowy). After the 11 month learner period, another test and Yeah, nearly winter again! So thats the story for now, this past weekend I purchased a Shoie RF SR helmet along with a Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket, in brilliant black and fluorescent green. I will be seen! Thanks for your time, I get a bit long winded at times!
I will attach some pics once I have them trimmed down in size.
Realizing a 36 year old dream
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