Mike A

Rider Bio:

Q. Where are you from?
A. Originally from St Catharines Ontario Canada – now living in Toronto, Ontario Canada

Q. What Motorcycle have you chosen for the Ride?
A. I just bought a 2008 Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado – with the touring goodies (See the picture down below).

Q. Tell us about your riding experience?
A. I had a bike in University (long time ago), so when Mike G and I were bet we could not do the ride, we had to get our licenses again and take the ride training courses.

Q. What unique item are you going to pack for the trip?
A. At least one box of cigars,.. maybe I will convert one of my saddlebags into a humidor,.. seriously!!

Here is the bike that I bought, Yamaha V Star 1100, I waivered between the 1100 and 1300 but in the end the size of the 1100 just fit me better.
She is fitted with everything that I need for the ride. Shaft drive, hard bags, highway light kit, tall and short windscreens, floor boards and custom seat.
Just trying one on for size at the many bike shows that Mike and I attended, after embarking on this journey. My initial selection for a bike for this ride was a new Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT, but then we heard a recommendation that the 900 might be too small for the a trip of this distance.