Tuesday, July 3, 2012

This is it !

Now you can see the roads I have ridden and all the pictures I have taken from Los Gatos in California to Saskatoon in Saskatchewan ! Please Enjoy! If you don't see this get the Google Earth Plugin.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm in Saskatoon! Heading for Domremy tomorrow, where I will stay for the summer working on the farm.

Day 8 - Penticton to Cedar Lake near Golden

Day 9 - Golden, BC to Hinton, AB

Day 10 - Hinton , AB to Saskatoon, SK

Friday, June 22, 2012

Went to Jonah's place in Ellensburg ^^ for all the Dakar fans. It was so random!

I'm in Canada!
so far it sucks... everything is different, is expensive, my gps doesnt work, I dont have maps, there is no free camping, and it freaking BIG!
Anyways, It's been a while since I got access to internet, I have been doing a lot of off-road traveling lately = no big town = no wifi.

Day 5 - Wilsonville, OR to Packwood, WA

Day 6 - Packwood to Pateros near lake Chelan - got a flat there..

Day 7 - Pateros to Penticton, Canada.

Did the Section 2 and 5 of the WABDR :http://www.wabdr.com/Map

Figured out the gps issue - I need a PC to process the tracks so it'll have to wait a little longer...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Back on the road tomorrow! I will post the tracks as soon as I figure out a way of making my gps work on my mac...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

After 4 days of intensive work on the bike, I feel it is finally time to hit the road.

See new stuff? Basically, everything that is Flashy Fluo Green has be made or modified.
And some is hidden behind the fairing ^^

No worries I will post on each individual mods I did on future posts, and How I did it so You too can do it yourself.

Right now I want to get out of town, I am tired of cars, traffic, and multiple lanes road in general. Although when I was looking at the maps and planning the route, I can honestly say that the idea of traveling alone in the middle of nowhere, scares the crap outta me.

Finally, Thanks Aleks and Wilder ( the Motoshop in South SF ) for making this adventure possible ... for my ride. ^^


Let the adventure begin!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

8 hours later, 4 o'clock, at my uncle's place in Los Gatos.
happy to be inside and warm. Boy it was windy outside.
the bike rode surprisingly well despite all the weight I had in the back - see pics previous post. Although far from doing a 50 mpg, this KLR definitely winning my heart. ^^
Tomorrow will go back to the Motoshop in South San Francisco to work on the weight issue - try to figure out a way to cut down the ammo can for my laptop - and finish up the bike for the real adventure coming up!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Leaving Santa Barbara tomorrow the 5th of June for 2 weeks of motorcycling to Saskatchewan, Canada !

The bike looks good. Everything's pack.
Am I ready?
Better be, cuz Im leavin.

Did big progress on the bike and the gear since last post. I will post that soon.
See the latest pics on my Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.437871712907348.114454.100000535695785&type=1

keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The new Hand-guards from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC just came in!
Huge thanks to Wes Hawkins and the team for helping me in this adventure!

Here's a few pictures after I installed them on the bike. Quick and easy.

Yep, Lime Green! And that will be the color of all the future mods to come. I mean, I have to honor the brand ...

Gotta love the label ^^

Visit my Facebook for more recent updates: http://www.facebook.com/brice.parlant

Here's the bike I have been talking about all along:

As you can see it is 99% stock => That will change. Be prepared to not recognize it. ^^

Sunday, May 13, 2012


It has been hard these past couple days. I'm trying to get those "mods" on my bike to make it the perfect adventure ride. But with no money, no tools, no place... it's hard.

I have been doing some welding at the Theater shop in Santa Barbara City College - no exactly your first choice to mess around with automotives. But through 1 to 2 hour sessions - in between shows - crazy wrenching, and showers of sweat, I have a couple unfinished mods on the way : frames for panniers, crash bars, a half done skidplate - made out of a paper towel dispenser - and I have just finished in hurry, in the condo's parking lot, Weatwacker's mod - the rally fairing mod.

Pictures and DIYs coming soon.

Hard times. Ideas are spinning in my mind. I don't like the rush, the stress, I like space, peace and order. After a few searches on internet, which not all make me proud, I found what I'm looking for ! Check it out:

Although a bit far for me - remember I'm in California. So:


Any experiences with them? Comments? Suggestions?

Next post, I hope to show you my dream bike. ^^

Saturday, May 5, 2012

For almost a year now I have been thinking of this adventure, everyday, every night. The morn routine, which we experience in society, constantly reminds me of my quest for freedom, independence and truth. This trip has now become so important in my life that it is affecting my grades. I remedied to the problem. Here is a quick powerpoint that I created for my Spanish class to demonstrate how can you combine passion and homework, personal life and work. Feel free to send comments, suggestions. Enjoy!

I do not claim any of those pictures mine and I respect the copyrights.
Here is my thread on ADVrider: 

Awesome website I like to surf. If your are planning your own trip I encourage you to go check it out, or simply enjoy great ride reports from far corners of the globe. This forum has infos on any subject related to adventure motorcycling.
Hi there!
you landed on the CA to SK blog of Brice. In this blog I will be posting ride reports from my adventure coming up this June 2012. I will be leaving from Santa Barbara in California, going through Oregon and Washington, British Columbia and Alberta, to Saskatchewan in Canada. I will also post products reviews, DIY mods for the KLR650, and much more.