• Kawartha Highlands Circumnavigation

    28 days ago - By Tim's Motorcycle Diaries

    A July ride in the Haliburton Highlands : the plan is to take a few days at the end of next week and head up to the in-law's cottage. It's just outside Bobcaygeon, Ontario and makes a great base for riding into the Canadian Shield in Haliburton.
    The way into the lake is a fire road. all gravel and twisty like a rally stage. I'm actually looking forward to it now that I've done the SMART training ; time to see if I can apply some of those off road skills so that the whole way in isn't a nervous ride on a loose surface.
    The next day I'll take the Tiger out for a lap around the Kawartha...
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  • Kawartha Highlands Loop

    Kawartha Highlands Loop

    28 days ago - By Tim's Motorcycle Diaries

    On Friday, July 13th, while thousands of people lined up to get into Port Dover , I left the cottage early and headed out on my planned circumnavigation of the Kawartha Highlands Park. It was already well into the twenties Celsius and humid when I left. The fire roads into the cottage are a roller coaster rally stage of gravel over muskeg and Canadian Shield with tough, weedy firs and birch trees growing in the cracks. It's fun in a car but a bit nerve wracking on a bike.
    It's tourist season in the Haliburton Highlands and on the weekends the roads actually have some traffic (like, a few...
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