Thursday, April 20, 2017

Catching up with Dar Duncan

Oh Boy!!

A fresh episode of the vlog!

In this episode you'll hear from Dar Duncan (#MotoDiva) herself. She gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to be a professional motorcycle instructor, plus you get a glimpse of Dar in her star persona on Farkle Garage, and Dar does a great sales job on the Honda NC700SA.

The trip to Victoria was a long one, no doubt about that, but so, so worth it. The view of Mount Baker from Dallas Road all by itself is well worth the visit.

I'll be back to provide more complete show notes a little later on... so keep an eye on this post.

In the meantime, please enjoy episode 8 of Life on two wheels!


  1. David - I think you should be a co-host/producer on Farkle Garage! You rock!

    It was such a treat to meet you and your family and yes Ms M is still grinding my coffee beans about me doing the "do as I say, not as I do" about the internet.

    Hopefully one day I will make it out to your neck of the woods!

    Looking forward to seeing your next episode!

    1. Wow Dar, that's high praise!

      We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with you and your family. Thanks for sitting for the interview. You are a great role model.

  2. David, I am jelious that you are getting to meet all the legions! I wish Dar would do a class on the east coast on slow riding maneuvers - I would sign up in a heartbeat! Another well done video and interview. Good stuf, my friend.

    1. Thanks for the support Jim.

      YouTubing seemed a huge hill to climb late last year. I wouldn't say it's become simple, because it's many things, but simple is definitely not one of them, but I now enjoy putting the videos together. The learning curve remains steep, and there's a lot of room for improvement, that's for sure.

      Dar's a great instructor. There's only one small obstacle, you'll have to find a temporary home on Vancouver Island in order to enroll in one of her courses.

      The Airstream would make a nice pied à terre, non?

    2. Jim - its all about friction zone and using the rear brake for stabikity and keeping your head & eyes up. There are some good videos on youtube. Slow speed skills are all about practicing, the more you do it the easier it gets! Keep at it and you'll find it easier.

  3. Well done, both of you. David, you're really getting the hang of this vloging thing. How do you like the NC? I am contemplating about adding an auto-shift bike to the stable...

    1. Thanks Sonja.

      Doing these little 5 to 10 minute videos requires a range of skills from understanding computers, to writing scripts, filming sequences, editing audio and videos and still images, sequencing the whole thing out and acting all the parts. It's a really nice challenge.

      Right now it's taking the better part of two days for each episode. I expect to cut that down over time.

      At the end of the day, it's an enjoyable challenge.

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    1. Thanks Richard.

      The other day, a friend noticed that all the 'blogs I follow' widget fell off my blog. It's weird how difficult it can be to see something that's suddenly gone missing.

      Not having the list there, makes it almost impossible to follow fellow bloggers, a task that was already difficult with the cart load of time I've been devoting to vlogging.

      Anyway, that's my way of apologizing for being less present than I should be.

      I saw on Stephanie's blog (thanks to Twitter, not Blogger, since her blog was still missing from my blog roll) that you will be in the lower 48 when she rolls through your neck of the woods. It's a shame because she is an incredible person to meet. Life is like that sometimes.


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