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SURREY FIREFIGHTERS BIKE TOURS FOR 2008

Rice-a-Roni Tour - June or July

From White Rock south via the Pacific Coast Highway and the 101. Whichever highway has the most twistees. First leg to San Francisco. From San Francisco we head east to Utah and Bryce Canyon. From South Utah we head back north to Surrey. Total Days - 14

Vancouver Island Tour June or July

From White Rock/Surrey we head north to the Sunshine Coast and stay overnight in Powel River. Next day a ferry to Van Isle. We head north to Bella Coola and the northern tip of the island. We then head south to Long Beach and continue south to Victoria. From Victoria north to Duke Point and catch a ferry back home

Total days - 6 to 7

All interested contact Mike at madmyk@shaw.ca

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IS YOUR ENGINE PINGING?

FILLING UP WITH HIGH OCTANE?

YOU MAY NOT BE.

How many times have you pulled up to a gas pump, chosen 92 or 94 Octane and filled up your tank? Many times is the answer. Some of these gas pumps have 3 levels of Octane and one hose line. Meaning whatever octane level you pick is going to come down the same hose. So what if the last guy to use this pump hit the 89 Octane level? What it means is, the hose is still filled with that low octane gas. So when you hit the high octane button, you won't be getting it till the gas hose empties the 89 octane. Where does that go? In your tank. You may say, big deal it's only what's in the hose but with a small motorcycle gas tank, it could be as much as 15% of the tank and that my friends, means you are not putting 92 Octane in your tank. In a big truck, it would not be noticable but a small gas tank like a scooter and the octane level is brought down considerably! That's why I always get fuel from the pump that has only one gas line on the high octane setting.

Another good tip is to carry octane with you on the bike. We were riding across Alberta once on fumes, praying for a gas station. We found one in East Bum-Fuck and all they had was regular gas. The bike ran like shit till I got to the next station and put in 92. They sell pure octane in little tubes you just open and pour in the tank. I bought mine at Canadian Tire but I'm sure they're available at most auto stores and some gas stations.

Being a firefighter means you are always prepared for the worst so make sure you carry your rain-gear, tool kit and first aid kit at all times. I keep all this stuff in my down side saddle bag, as I tend not to use it too often. If you're a member of HOG, don't forget to carry your card or at least your membership number. Oh Yeah, carry a long rope too, you never know when the impossible will happen and your ride breaks down. 30 feet of 1/4 nylon should do it. Barring you 'forgot' any of the above towing is a much better alternative than 'Two Guys Up'.....Madmyk

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The TEXAS TORNADO TOUR!

MAY 30, 2007

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE RIDE

Madmyk, Tom, Ray and Trevor.

6000 mile trip to Texas and back.

May 3oth to June 26 2007

 

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WESTERN CANADIAN RIDES & EVENTS

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3rd ANNUAL GASTOWN MOTORCYCLE SHOW 'n' SHINE

2008 Dates To Be Announced

Downtown Vancouver on Water Street in Gastown

FOR INFO PHONE

(604) 580-0111 or 1-877-580-0111

OR E-MAIL

office@bccom-bc.com

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INTERNATIONAL RIDES &EVENTS

ANNUAL STURGIS BIKE RALLY

www.sturgismotorcycle rally.com

Click here to visit MadMyk's Motorcycle Club Gallery

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