About Brent

Brent and his Triumph America 800

Brent and his Triumph America 800

Speed has been a friend of mine since I was young. I began racing go-karts at a young age – racing Yamaha KT100 two strokes at Mosport, years spent racing Honda 6.5 four strokes all over Ontario, and training to race Formula 1200’s. I found a passion for all things mechanical and a love for repairing, maintaining and modifying engines.

When I first rode a motorcycle a serenity descended on me and I felt something I’d never experienced before – my vocabulary lacks the ability to adequately describe the feeling, but other riders will understand what I am speaking about. It was hard to stop riding. Nothing pleased me more than chasing the sun on the open road.

Kawasaki Vulcan

My first motorcycle was a 1983 Kawasaki 454 LTD. A stylish and surprisingly strong bike, I had a lot of fun with this one until I seized the engine on the 401 one Sunday morning. After this I bought a 1985 Honda Magna v45 – a fun bike but not my style. So I bought a 2003 Triumph America 800 – this was probably the best bike I’ve ever owned.

Classic 1959 AJS Model 16

Classic 1959 AJS Model 16 Slated for Restoration

I am a big fan of vintage and unusual motorcycles. My most recent purchase is a 1959 AJS Model 16 350cc single cylinder. I am chronicling its restoration on the site. I’m also in the market for a Ural Tourist with Sidecar to tour Canada with my dog and pen the sequel to Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”.

Email: brent.lessard [at] rubberonroad [dot] com

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