Andrea Jarman is a tour guide, apprentice blacksmith, amateur photographer, blogger and motorcycle enthusiast. She got her motorcycle license on a dare in 2007 and has never looked back. When she is not doing any of that other stuff she can be found staying warm in hot yoga or paddling a dragon boat.
John Jarman is a motorcycle mechanic, Coca-cola fan, evil mechanical genius and of course, motorcycle enthusiast. He has been dismantling, repairing and rebuilding all things mechanical since he could walk. When it’s raining, he can be found hanging out with his cat Luna, building and crashing model airplanes or playing Xbox.
In March of 2008, Andrea & John rode from Valley Springs, California to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico. This inspired a change of career and a change of scenery. In 2010 they moved from frozen north-central BC to Langley BC for, among other things, the longer riding season. Currently both can be found, on most sunny days, riding about the country (or to work, I know not very exciting but a necessary evil) on their motorcycles.
“Our blog is a collection of musings, stories and photographs. It is a record of the places we go, the people we meet, hopefully, mostly by motorcycle. Please enjoy responsibly.”
Andrea’s Motorcycle History
- When she was seven she had an old pedal bike with ape hangars and a banana seat. It wasn’t a real motorcycle but she pretended it was.
- 1983 650 Honda Nighthawk
- 1993 1100 Yamaha Virago – It has original everything and a set of Honda Shadow modified hardbags. It went to Mexico and back in 2008
- Presently riding a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Bob. Red Hard Candy Metal Flake, Wide Glide font end & forward controls.
John’s Motorcycle History
- Honda CT-70 – John’s first bike.
- 1984 Yamaha YZ80 – That was a basket case that he revived from the dead.
- Honda XL 250 – He broke his collar bone on it when he was 16.
- Honda XL600 – His first street legal ride (dual purpose). He mostly stayed around his home town with it but after a windy 100km trip he decided to get a real street bike.
- 1984 650 – Honda Nighthawk
- 1988 V45 – Honda Magna
- 1969 Triumph Bonneville – It had a Harley hardtail frame with springer front end and he built it in his spare room. It was close to being completed but he needed cash. There was an offer that he couldn’t refuse…
- 1978/79 Yamaha XS650 Special – He “Bobber-ized” it.
- 1987 V45 Honda Magna – It went to Mexico and back but the CDI box fried and left him sitting beside the road.
- Presently Riding a 2010 FXDF Harley Davidson “Fat Bob” – Performance upgrades: Vance & Hines 2- into-1 big radius pipe, Big Sucker air cleaner and Woods TW-6 cams. Cosmetic upgrades: Windvest windshield, black triple trees, skull horn cover with red lights in the eyes, front and back axle covers, black chin spoiler with chrome insert, chrome rocker boxes, Zombie levers, detachable sissy bar, Kuryakyn stirrup foot pegs and digital oil-pressure gauge.