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New Virtual Riding TV hi-definition video

Virtual Riding TV have posted a new video and we're a featured sponsor.

Jeff shared the following information with us about the new hi-definition video he has posted:


"Motorcycle ride to the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada. Moraine Lake was on the back of the Canadian twenty dollar bill from 1969 to 1979."

Link to video  http://www.vridetv.com/hdmorainelake.html





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Motorcycle camping with a trailer

Not really a news piece here - just something interesting we came across.

If you're a motorcycle camper but still aren't too please about sleeping in a tent then this US based company might have just the rig for you. The company is called Moby1 and they make a lightweight teardrop trailer that's suitable for use with a motorcycle.

It's the "C2 Compact/Cycle" model and it starts at under 300lbs. It's currently undergoing some re-engineering so there will be a new and improved version coming soon. 

Basic details are that it is a short body trailer at 80″ long with the body the full length of the mattress and comes in two widths, 40″ and 48″. There's a half galley with cabinets and a countertop workspace for cooking and cleanup, and interior cabinets in the cabin for storage of clothing and gear.

The C2 has rim sizes available from 12″ to 15″ and available with low profile tires. Prices starting at $5500.00.

See Moby1 for more details.


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Rene Cormier's - Cross Canada Speaking Engagements

Rene Cormier author of University of Gravel Roads (which we're currently reading - great so far!) is going to be giving a talk at participating BMW Motorrad Dealers across Canada.

We had the opportunity to meet Rene at the Moncton stop of the MMIC motorcycle show this year and I can tell you that if you have a passing interest in adventure riding you should not miss this chance to meet Rene and listen to some of his travel adventures.

Here's the full details as provided by Rene:


Cross Canada Speaking Tour 2011


           
Last year Canadian BMW motorcycle dealers and I worked together to bring an evening of adventure travel to thier shops. We made 15 stops and brought pictures and stories of travelling around the world by motorcycle to more than 1000 riders. During the winter we attended six motorcycle shows and were facinated by the number and eagerness of riders who have just discovered adventure riding. BMW and I decided to make one last trip across the country to share new travel stories and encourage others to create their own motorcycle adventure fun. These talks are supported by the participating dealer and BMW Motorrad Canada, meaning it is free for you to attend. Grab your riding buddies, find your shop below, and join us.

Pacific Yamaha/BMW - Richmond. Late April. Confirmed dates will be at www.renedian.com

Bentley BMW, Kelowna. Wednesday, May 4. 7pm - 9pm.
Blackfoot Motorrad, Calgary. Friday, May 6. 7:30pm - 9:30 pm.
European Motorrad, Saskatoon. Monday, May 9. 7pm - 9pm.
Wildwood Sports, Winnipeg. Tuesday, May 10. 7pm - 9pm.
Open Road BMW, Newmarket. Sunday, May 15. 5pm - 7pm
Endras BMW, Ajax. Tuesday, May 17. 7pm - 9pm
Budds' BMW, Oakville. 
Wednesday, May 18. 7pm - 9pm.
BMW Toronto, Toronto. Thursday, May 26. 7pm - 9pm.
Atlantic Motoplex, Moncton. Tuesday, June 7.  7pm - 9pm.
Moto Internationale, Montreal. Late Summer.Confirmed dates will be at www.renedian.com

(Many of my speaking dates are just before the dealer's BMW Demo Ride program. Don't forget to be pro-active and get your name on the list of the 2012 bikes you want to test ride.)
 

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