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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:48 am

I've never really ever kept a journal of any kind for anything in my life so i have absolutely no idea how this will all turn out in the end, however that being said i'll probably find this little blog here as a nice way to put down the many things that come running through my head as time passes. :laughing:

I will definitely use this space as a place to show off the trips i hope to be taking in the near future... Can anyone say Roadtrip?

So i guess i will start off by giving you ( the lucky person who is reading this ) some info about yours truly:

Name: Evan
Nickname: D-Wayne....We shall get into that later
Age: 18
Current Occupation: Senior Line cook (blah)
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Ride: 2008 Ninja 650R..... who has been dubbed, Ned
Reasons for riding: To pick up a hobby that i could do with friends, or without, I find that i have just as much fun by myself riding and thats a major bonus for me as I don't have much in my life where i can just have some "me" time.
Future Plans: Go to University in the fall, get my degree and have as many adventures and laughs along the way as possible.


I started riding small dirt bikes at the age of 15, and it has been with me ever since that summer when my cousin bought 2 dirt bikes for his home on his families piece of property in the states. My summers were spent racing downhill mountain bikes until I Bought my Ninja in October of 08, used with 275 km on it....thats right 275! It was essentially brand new and the previous owner even bought the "Good Times Protection plan" which was transferable to me at no extra cost....BONUS!! So i left the dealership feeling on top of the world, as all my hard work at of my part time jobs had payed off.

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There is Ned, my pride and joy, who now has just over 1000 km's on the odometer, for you math wizards thats only 725 Km's that i was able to put on before the snow came flying through Alberta. However i just put him through the dealership for his first service on friday so i could beat the RIDICULOUS rush that every single repair shop/dealership gets when the weather is popping above 5 degrees for more than a week at a time. Yet it is currently sitting at a whopping -25 degrees so i will have to wait about a week or so before it gets warm again, according to the weather report. So i guess it looks like ill be on here for about a week before i can start sharing stories actually related to motorcycles :frusty:

See ya later!

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Unread post by wrecks » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:18 pm

Man you got a deal with the bike! Why did the guy/gal get rid of it in the first place?
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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:27 am

wrecks wrote:Man you got a deal with the bike! Why did the guy/gal get rid of it in the first place?


Apparently he wanted something with more "get up and go" so he traded it in for an 08 gsxr600, did not make any sense at all to me why he would buy the extra warranty if he was not sure he wanted the bike in the first place. However i am not complaining at all

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:38 am

Its ALMOST SPRING! You wouldn't know it by the weather outside though, its friggen sitting at -24 without windchill.... awesome. :frusty:

Im starting to think that ill never get to hop on my bike before may, anyone lived in victoria? I would love to be able to move sometime real soon.

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Unread post by Wrider » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:23 am

-24 eh? We're sitting at 22 above right now... :mrgreen: :laughing:
And yet I don't have a bike to ride... :cry:
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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:28 pm

I bought some sunglasses today, im pretty jacked because my last ones got smushed by a suitcase ....dang... better yet though, these look good with my helmet :)

Weather is on the up and up, it's actually sunny today thus why i bought the sunglasses. Cool thing too is that my girlfriends uncle owns a chain of apparel stores so i get pretty much everything i buy from there next to cost, as long as my girlfriend is with me. Its not just her looks that keep her around :laughing:. Nah in all seriousness she is probably the best thing thats ever happened to me.

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:54 am

When i got home from work today i went through some old stuff on my computer, and i found some older photos that made me think of how i really got into motorcycling in the first place, mountain biking. As i became old enough to ride a motorcycle on the streets i became fonder of the idea of trading pedal power to horsepower. Now that i own a motorcycle, looking at these pictures made me miss the summers of traveling to mountain towns every other weekend to race or just ride with buddies, even ride the local skate park after we got bored of class. This summer though i think ill try traveling on my bike to places ive never been before, it should work out pretty well :thumbsup:

anyways i thought id post up a few pics of earlier summers....

Image... Kamloops
Image.. Millennium Skate Park
Image...Panorama Image...Calgary @ COP March 5 :)

I know this is a motorcycling site but....atleast they both have two wheels :laughing:

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:31 am

ehhhh headache....who else likes waking up with a mad hangover? Bright side of waking up is its St. Pattys today so ill be doing it all over again :beer:

Weather is getting nicer so it looks like i will be able to ride for more than just one day at a time, ive been out a total of 3 times for 2009, which i consider to be an ok number considering the winter this year. Summer is on its way :jump:

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:48 pm

I dropped my girlfriend off at the airport today, so on the downside i wont get to see her for a couple of days but..... on the upside she gave me her bmw for the weekend 8)

So i may just have to take a few extra drives down to the store if anyone gets what im saying haha. I would go riding however work has not permitted a ride longer than an hour a day before it gets dark.. yuck... Just as the weather is getting nice too

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:10 am

Rode my bike to work this morning. Holy Crap it was nice outside, loads of other people out having a good time. Still had lots of gravel to contend with but hey, those are the breaks i guess. If i saw anyone on this forum..... Hello! and good to see you are as keen as i am.


On a bonus side my Restaurant GM gave me permission to park my bike out front beside the door. No more parking to contend with :D

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:02 am

Anyone ever heard of the book called " I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell"? If not, its about a guy who was a raging dickhead through out university and wrote a book about all of his stories. Pretty funny actually, ive only read 20 pages and i think i may read this through, its a first for me.



I don't read by the way.....

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Unread post by Johnj » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:20 am

Why not?
People say I'm stupid and apathetic. I don't know what that means, and I don't care.
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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:35 pm

Johnj wrote:Why not?


The only times ive ever read books was because i had to, i never really enjoyed what i was reading. Usually it was so i could get to the end and start the paper i had to write about whatever i was reading. My girlfriend picked this book up in vancouver while she was there and said that it was pretty popular. I was bored last night so i thought i would dig in.

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Unread post by Johnj » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:01 pm

Reading for pleasure...start a trend.
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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:54 pm

I am finally able to post about something related to motorcycles! If anyone has been reading my random posts i appreciate that you are still somewhat interested in what i have to say and that im not actually just talking to myself.

Anyways High_Side recommended a route to me that i decided to try, i took a bit longer way around but it was an awesome suggestion. There was still lots of snow every where, however the roads were dry, the sun was shining and it was finally warm enough to go for a decent ride.

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along the shoulder of hwy 8

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along the shoulder of hwy 66

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the upper part of the elbow river

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another shot of the elbow river

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:31 am

I bought a new camera today, sweet. I went out with a buddy and snapped a few pics; too windy to go for a ride. Anyways i picked up a nikon D60 and so far it seems to be working out quite well, although i think more experimentation will need to take place before i get a feel for my new toy.

a few shots from today:
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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Thu May 07, 2009 2:24 pm

I decided to make the most of my day off yesterday and take a bit of a longer ride, its supposed to keep raining steadily all week so i dont know if i will be able to get out again soon before i have to go back to work. Anyways speaking of rain, does anybody know some motor-sport specific companies that put out rain gear?, Im currently using some MEC stuff, works well just flaps around a lot in the wind.

I did a loop that i have ridden a few times, just brought the camera along to capture some of the scenery. It was pretty windy out and the wasn't much sun poking through the ominous looking clouds on the first half of my ride. After i stopped to take some pictures though the sun came out and it was an awesome finish to the day.


I stopped to take a photo of this horse on the side of the road but when i walked up the the fence he started to run away from me. Image

He started to warm up to me after a minute or two and carefully wandered over in my direction, still hiding behind some trees. Image

After about ten minutes or so he decided i wasn't a big enough threat to stop eating, so he kept on going with his business.
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I took one last picture, and of course it had to include my bike :)
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Unread post by High_Side » Thu May 07, 2009 10:01 pm

I missed the part where you tried out my route until now. Looks like you were out pretty early judging by the snow....

Nice Blog.

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Thu May 14, 2009 2:01 am

High_Side wrote:I missed the part where you tried out my route until now. Looks like you were out pretty early judging by the snow....


Yeah that ride was the first ride outside of the city for me, great suggestion for the route. I had forgotten that hwy 66 ran right by moose mountain, used to mountain bike there a lot.

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Unread post by Theweapon52 » Thu May 14, 2009 2:23 am

I went out for a quick boot on monday, the weather was off and on again. It seems as though the weather will be pretty hit or miss for the remainder of the month, every time i check the weather reports there is rain somewhere in the mix. :frusty:

However i am still trying to squeeze in as many rides as possible, the odometer rolled over 1600 km when i rolled into my garage after the ride. i am pretty proud of myself for riding as much as i have been due to my work schedule and weather forecasts. When the weather is a bit more predictable i hope to take a ride over to victoria to spend a week or so, i haven't taken a vacation in awhile and i think im due.


Anyways a few pics from monday:

Fun stretch of road
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Nice view from the shoulder of the highway
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I wish i had taken this photo without the power lines in it, i didn't notice them until i got home and uploaded my photos onto my computer. Image

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