I’m an avid motorcyclist, with a preference for sport-touring and twisty roads, and an avid but slow track-day rider. Retired from it now, I was also an instructor with the Ottawa Safety Council Motorcycle Rider Course (the Canadian equivalent of the MSF) for several years.
I’m presently the proud owner of a Ducati Multistrada 1200GT, and the former owner of a number of other bikes.
Rides I like in the Ottawa area
While we don’t have the luxury of being situated in canyons and twisty roads, the Ottawa area still offers some fine riding roads only short to moderate distances away. Good rides range from an hour to a day in length.
My experience is mainly West of the city. Here are some of my favourite routes.
- Ducati Multistrada 1200GT
- Kawasaki ZX-6R (2009)
- Kawasaki KLR-650 (2004)
- Kawasaki ZX-6R (2000)
- Kawasaki ZG-1000 Concours
- Kawasaki ZX-1100E GPZ-1100
- Kawasaki ZR-550 Zephyr
- Kawasaki EL-250
Old Writings: Beginner Motorcycling Tips
When I was a volunteer with the local motorcycle rider course, I wrote a series of weekly little “beginner tips” articles for the course web site. Those articles are reproduced here as an archive.
A brief collection of original Haiku poems on motorcycles and motorcycling.