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.

Bikes Owned

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.

Motorcycle Haiku

A brief collection of original Haiku poems on motorcycles and motorcycling.


  1. Hi,
    I have a ZX6R J1 and want to sway my front and rear brake lines. Is there any chance you can do a quick run down of the procedure.
    I have an idea of what to do.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi Richard,

    The Beginner Motorcycling Tips are really helpful. Unfortunately not many rider classes are as well detailed/written.

    Thanks a lot!

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