Well usually this time of year, opportunities to ride are few and far between but thankfully we have a couple motorcycle shows to occupy our thoughts and provide a chance to pickup any needed or desired goodies at a reduced cost.
The North American International Motorcycle Supershow was held at the Toronto International Centre near the airport and was absolutely huge. Over 500 hundred vendors were present selling everything possibly related to motorcycles and even some things that weren’t. In fact it was so large that I would suspect that it would take both days to see everything. Anything you need could be found here.
Personally, I was able to pick up a new GPS unit designed for motorcycles, which will be a huge improvement over the handheld unit I was previously using (not to mention far safer), some new riding pants that actually fit properly and will be more versatile for various weather conditions and lastly some proper rain gear that can be worn over top of my riding gear (for half price due to a subtle mismatch in colours). I also bought a communications kit that will allow me to talk to my passengers (I no longer have to guess why they are tapping my shoulder) as well as other riders who may also have a radio kit set up on their bike.
All in all, I’m looking pretty set for some serious touring this summer, once the warmer weather returns.