Triumph BOBBER Launch Party: Vancouver

This Saturday in Vancouver, the launch of the new 2017 Triumph Bobber is happening at International Motor Sports @ 302 West 2nd Ave from 5:30pm-10:30pm.

There will be free beers from Steam Whistle, cool bikes, & good vibes. We'll be there hanging so drop by! Check out www.internationalmotorsports.com or the Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793030604304304/

2017 Triumph Scrambler... Photo by Blaine Connolly

2017 Triumph Scrambler... Photo by Blaine Connolly

2017 Triumph Bobber

2017 Triumph Bobber

Sunshine Coast

Went on fun little trip during the Easter break. We left in the truck with the bikes in the back from Vancouver, BC and headed to the ferry terminal. From there, we drove up the Sunshine coast, past Ruby lake and up to the furthest point where there's another hour-long ferry that takes you to the Powell River coast. We'd never been up that far, so we pitched a tent in an empty fern-filled government campground, made a bon fire and cooked steak on our BBQ. The next morning, we left our truck in Powell River and took the bikes North. We rode through some small roads up to Lund, BC where there was literally nothing but a small passenger ferry that went to Savory Island. We heard about FSR (logging) roads that would take you right to the tip of that peninsula where you could look out over Desolation Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Safe to say the trip was awesome, and we found some pretty cool stuff. We rode back to Powell River, BBQ'd on the beach then took a ferry from there to Comox on Vancouver Island. Really awesome trip and looking forward to more backcountry adventure this summer!

Blaine Connolly @eazykarl photo

Blaine Connolly @eazykarl photo

Women's Moto Exhibit

My girl Lana who runs The Women's Moto Exhibit asked me to shoot for her in California last week. I didn't think anything of it since I'm always just running around taking photos of cool looking people, but it turned out to be a really awesome experience. Having an excuse to walk up to a rad looking lady, ask her about her bike and story and then get to take their photo is actually really satisfying and created some really awesome memories and new friends. 

Women's Moto Exhibit

This is Carla. I walked up to her in the desert and asked her about where she was from.

"I just rode from Torrance, California up to Canada then over to Sturgis. The ride was 3900 miles. I took this bike with my husband who has the same one, but his is black & blue."

For more babes and more stories check out Lana's site: www.womensmotoexhibit.com and her Instagram: @womensmotoexhibit

Hawks Nest

The Hawks Nest in one of many East Vancouver workshop spaces. The boys in this spot are pretty funny to be around, and they've got a lot of cooks in the kitchen but they always seem to make shit run! Here's their space:

Becky Goebel
Benny Kauz
Them Road Apples
Road Apples
Becky Goebel
Becky Goebel

Bikes: Benny Kauz, Blaine Connolly, Andrew Grace, AJ McAllister, KC Winacott, Cory Gallon, Fuddy and probably one of these bikes is Tory Potoroka's in one way or another.

Stay Wild Fall Issue: Release Party

Becky Goebel

I had a chance to write a two-page article about The Dream Roll for the Fall issue of Stay Wild Magazine. They're hosting a release party tomorrow night in Vancouver, BC at The Shop Vancouver (432 Columbia St.) from 6-9pm. The first 25 people through the door will get their hands on a limited-run Stay Wild patch (pictured above). There will also be Postmark beer for sale and free kombucha from the Brew Dr. Kombucha team. Come drop by, pick up your free copy of the magazine and say hi!

Pre-Dream Roll Ladies Ride

A couple BC ladies got together at The Shop Vancouver and cruised up Mount Seymour. These babes all have really rad plans of getting down to the Dream Roll on Thursday/Friday. I got to learn about their routes, ideas and time frames. Some of them are heading over to the islands and taking multiple ferries throughout the coast before cruising in-land to the mountains. Some are straight shooting it Friday morning and some are driving with their cool little vintage bikes in the back of their trucks.

Even though we left at rush hour, our group stuck together all the way through the city. We managed to stay in a group even through 3 lane lane-switches and busy merges onto the bridge. It was pretty funny and every lady that showed up was just such awesome vibes.

Mount Seymour is one of my favourite rides. As soon as you hit the base of the mountain heading up, the road splits into 2 lanes and there is no cars in sight. It feels so cool to be riding in little groups of 4. I absolutely love watching ladies ride in person. Not able to talk to each other or use your phone and just be in the zone and be with each other brings us together in some weird way.

This little cruise got me so excited for next weekend. Can't wait to do this x10000 at the base of Mount Adams, WA in less than a week!