A Day with Sam Manicom: Motorcycle Trip Budgeting.

Ride along with Bret and Christina as they spend the day moto-sightseeing with adventurer and author, Sam Manicom.  Mototrek.


Alberta 2 British Columbia Trip 2016

Overdue to post, but here it is. Thank you to my son, Cage, for the editing. Link to Cage’s YouTube BMX channel.

Richard and Cage travel from Vancouver to Calgary by plane and back by truck n trailer RV.



Why I bought the new SPOT Gen3 GPS Messenger.

I recently bought a SPOT satellite GPS messenger Gen3. BONUS, because right now it is 50% off. As I enjoy solo motorcycle trips, scuba diving, skiing, boating and other off road adventures but dislike emergencies I can’t control, this product was always on my ‘to buy’ list. I want to go off road more and deeper away from the main roads and this product gives me peace of mind to do that. As some of you may know, I also volunteer with Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue. I have seen and heard of many emergencies that could have greatly benefitted from the use of some sort of beacon to alert Emergency Responders.

Well, I saw it was on sale in a local newspaper ad and ran out and bought it. [click to continue…]


Oldtimers Motocross. Aug 5-6, 2017


Bike night August. 9

Open to the Public
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Bike night will be a fun event for everybody who is a motorcycle enthusiast.
There will be free hamburgers, hotdogs, snacks and pop.
MotoGP racing will be playing on the big screen as you mingle throughout the collection of classic motorcycles and others.
Message our Facebook page or email any questions to

Bike Night


It’s all about perspective.

This is a photo taken from my dashcam during my recent solo adventure through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It was a time to reflect, observe and take in the beauty. I did not see my trip as good or bad, but I allowed myself to be present, and this in itself was perfect.

Richard Van Liempt


A beautiful ride from Vancouver to Lillooet, BC in 35 deg sunny weather.

Heading south on Hwy 99 just past Duffy Lake.

There are now words that could describe the beauty John and I  experienced on our ride to Lillooet, BC. Riding time there is about 3.5 hours. We prepped the bikes, put on sunscreen and sorted out our wireless communication. We were all set. [click to continue…]


New stallion for my stable? Hmmm…stay tuned.

…update 3 days later. Yup. Now I have 2. I’ll be keeping the one with the BMW hard panniers and selling the other.



Reconsider Your Use of Plastics


I recently watched this documentary. Wow, I thought I knew we, as a world, used a lot of plastic, but I didn’t realize just how much ends up in our oceans. As a scuba diver and boater, I love my ocean. I live right beside it in fact.

I highly recommend that you watch this documentary with your family if you can, and share this link to my post so that others are aware as well. [click to continue…]