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The Vallee Report - Strange Times Indeed

The Vallee Report - Strange Times Indeed

Written by  Todd Vallee on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 20:19

This wasn’t what I was supposed to be writing. I should have been reporting on how Canadians made out at Bike Week, how the Daytona TT went, and the upcoming start of the Flat track Canada season. Of course none of this matters right now with the current state of the world as we have seen things go crazy in the past couple of weeks.

Pandemic is not a word that I thought I would ever in my lifetime include in one of my columns. Who knew that when we turned our clocks ahead in early March that it would propel us into the Twilight Zone?

I’m not sure what to write about but I do know we need something to read besides the sombre news reported daily via television, newspapers and social media. We all have our opinion on whether municipal, provincial and federal governments acted quickly or firmly enough during this terrible time. I have no interest in getting into a debate on those subjects as in reality there is no winning side right now.

I think what I am looking for is for readers to reach out to me and share funny, inspirational or amazing motorcycle stories from days gone by. Maybe I will edit them, maybe I will condense them, or maybe I will just post them verbatim. I can think of so many stories from my past involving two wheels and I know that everybody has them. Ever make a gasket in a pinch just before a race out of a pudding container? My brother-in-law has. How about losing a few layers of skin off your nose when you pulled the duct tape off that had been placed there to avoid fogging of your shield? Yep, been there.

Remember, I don’t want to be your sounding board for what is going on in the world right now. Don’t bother sending that stuff. I want you to make me laugh, feel inspired, or dream to take a walk in your shoes (or on your two wheels) as you share your stories with myself and our readers.

Please share with as many of your two wheeled friends as possible and send your stuff to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Don’t be shy, it’s just a few friends sharing stories around the campfire as we enjoy a beverage or two. Maybe if inspiration is needed, roll that bike out of the garage, throw on your riding boots and start pecking away on the laptop as you sit on your machine.

Even if you don’t feel like sharing a story feel free to send me a line and let me know what you think of the regular stuff I write. Do you love it? Do you hate it? Either way feel free to let me know what you think.

Look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe my friends.

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